April 15, 2008

Kristopher Jones
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LAS VEGAS -- WAWZ-FM Zarephath, NJ 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.

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

"2007 was an incredible year of community service for WAWZ-FM. More than $20,000 was raised for families who lost everything in the same flood that wiped out the basement of the radio station. A field was filled with 2,974 pairs of empty shoes and the same number of American flags to commemorate the 2,974 lives lost on 9/11, and to take away the breath of those driving past. WAWZ was the media sponsor of the 12th largest American Heart Association 'Go Red for Women Luncheon' in the nation. More than 4,500 people attended a free concert that celebrated the release of Casting Crowns new CD and provided support to both the Goodwill Rescue Mission of Newark and the people of Newark following the shooting of three college students. And this doesn't include the concert we started the year off with to cover funeral expenses for a family whose son passed away from bacterial meningitis, or the many Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Canine Coalitions, Big Brother and Big Sister Benefits, and Juvenile Diabetes fund-raisers that the station staff supported on their own. In may be an understatement to say that WAWZ helped change lives this past year."

For more information on WAWZ's accomplishments, contact Rea Crawford 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