April 15, 2008

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


LAS VEGAS -- WDRV-FM Chicago 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.

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

"Do good, do well, have fun… it's an important motto from Bonneville CEO Bruce Reese that reminds us at WDRV-FM of the ingredients vital to our success. Giving back to the community is central to our mission, doing well fiscally is at the heart of radio's survival and having fun engages our audience to help us do more. In 2007, WDRV took our platform of community service to new levels; creating events to attract those that might not otherwise get involved. Through our embracing of the Signature Chefs Auction to the creation of The Drive's 'Ride for Dreams' motorcycle rally, our 'Get Green' initiative and our 'Rock Art Show,' WDRV provided new opportunities for listeners to make a difference and have fun. Our day-to-day community service remained strong in 2007, with over 6,200 minutes of public service programming and nearly 2,300 minutes in PSAs helping local charities raise $5.2 million. The station's small, but mighty, staff confirmed the Bonneville culture, donating 1,500 hours and nearly $4,400 in company-matched funds to not-for-profit organizations. With the challenges facing traditional radio, the success of our service reminds us that the power and potential of radio lies in community entrenchment."

For more information on WDRV's accomplishments, contact Jerry Schnacke 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