April 15, 2008

Kristopher Jones
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After April 18: 202-429-5486


LAS VEGAS -- KCVM-FM Cedar Falls, IA today was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Radio Award. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

Ten winners were chosen from among 50 finalists. Recipients were recognized at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon.

KCVM-FM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2007:

"The word 'service' appears on three occasions in the mission statement for the locally owned and operated KCVM-FM. Significant, considering the mission statement is just nine words long. In 2007, KCVM continued its commitment to community service by donating over 21,020 minutes of air-time valued at $758,200 to non-profit groups and organizations. The station's own 501-C3 charity, 'Magical Mix Kids,' took 16 children with chronic and terminal illnesses on an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World. The organization raised $79,500 to take the 64 family members on the annual dream vacation. Station staff donated over 650 hours to this effort, and an additional 900 hours to many other worthy causes, for a total of 1,550 hours. The staff undertook an effort to provide gifts for 2,400 needy children during the holidays. They opened, decorated, and staffed the 'Holiday of Hope Headquarters' in an empty store front at the mall for 23 days prior to Christmas. The station initiated documentary programs to support education, promote animal welfare and recognize community heroes. Overall, KCVM contributed to campaigns that raised $850,000 for area organizations."

For more information on KCVM's accomplishments, contact Jim Coloff at

The NAB Radio Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, featured a keynote address by Robert Pittman, MTV co-founder and former Co-COO of AOL Time Warner. During the luncheon, Larry Lujack, legendary Chicago radio personality, was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame and WUSL-FM Philadelphia was given the NAB Crystal Heritage Award for long-term commitment to community service.

About the 2008 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place April 11 - 17, 2008 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 14). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Complete details are available at

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at