April 15, 2008

Kristopher Jones
April 11 - 18 only: 702-943-3525
After April 18: 202-429-5486


LAS VEGAS -- KSTZ-FM Des Moines 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.

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

"KSTZ-FM may be the voice that calls people to action, but it is their listeners in Central Iowa that hear the need and truly work the miracles. KSTZ is constantly amazed by what can happen when they ask their listeners to help. Whether they are donating cash, canned food, or their time, KSTZ's listeners give time and time again. Never underestimate the power of 'Iowans helping Iowans,' because they can get a lot done. Last year, KSTZ and their listeners helped raise over a million dollars for charities in their city, collected 230,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry, saved coins for terminally ill children, fought breast cancer, informed Iowans on the caucus for America's next president, and coached baseball. No effort stands alone, but all totaled, it makes a difference. KSTZ committed over 32,000 minutes of air time in 2007 to better their community. Whether on the air or off the clock, KSTZ staffers are committed to the community personally and professionally. Results like that are what makes the staff at KSTZ proud to be 'Iowans helping Iowans.'"

For more information on KSTZ's accomplishments, contact William Wells 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

Online registration is now available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Show. Click here for additional information.

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