NAB CRYSTAL RADIO AWARD PRESENTED TO WAWZ-FM
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:
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."
more information on WAWZ's accomplishments, contact Rea Crawford at
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
Philadelphia was given the NAB Crystal Heritage
Award for long-term commitment to community service.
the 2008 NAB Show