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CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO KFOR-AM
VEGAS -- KFOR-AM Lincoln, NE 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.
KFOR-AM provided this description of its accomplishments in 2007:
"For 84 years, the legendary KFOR-AM has stood for integrity, unparalleled
community service, and live, local, programming. In 2007, almost 2,700
less fortunate children received specifically requested Christmas gifts,
thanks to the generosity of KFOR listeners who sent in over $51,000 solely
from on-air appeals (over $1 million raised since 1948) for their 'Operation
Santa Claus' program. In 2007, hungry people in need of food benefited
from KFOR's assistance in raising $23,400 for the Food Bank of Lincoln.
Over $72,000 was raised for the March of Dimes through their co-sponsorship
of the Celebrity Chefs Auction. KFOR employees donated over 1,100 hours
of volunteer time in community outreach - from giving blood, to reading
in schools, to emceeing charity events. More than 4,700 PSAs translated
into over $142,000 in free airtime. Through their community service programs
'Lincoln Live;' and 'Problems and Solutions,' KFOR interviewed 400+ people
in 2007, and other public service interviews numbered more than 500. Their
four-person morning team has a combined total of 94 years at KFOR and
personality Cathy Blythe has won two NAB Marconi Radio Awards. KFOR is
the consistent leader in their community of 250,000 - perfectly exemplifying
everything the NAB Crystal Radio Award represents."
For more information on KFOR's accomplishments, contact James Keck 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.