April 15, 2008

Kristopher Jones
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LAS 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, 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