FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11 - 18 only: 702-943-3525
After April 18: 202-429-5486
CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KCVM-FM
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,
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.
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 www.nabshow.com.
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 www.nab.org.