April 15, 2008

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


LAS VEGAS -- WUGO-FM Grayson, KY 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.

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

"In Grayson, population 3,800, WUGO-FM has been the source of involvement for 40 years, owned by the same local folks, as a caring, giving full-service station. WUGO features 220 minutes of news daily, aired 32 live broadcasts promoting every major event and 70 local high school games. The 'County Conversations' program featured key issues with weekly panels. GO Radio logged 10,320 minutes of PSAs. A total of 320 different local people were heard on the news/public affairs broadcasts during the year. The station wrote and broadcast a 22-part series on county history, published the 75-page book and distributed 2,100 free copies. Through radio auctions, GO Radio raised $4,300 for eyeglasses. They staged a party for 67 foster kids, collected 645 new storybooks for Christmas, distributed 8,000 school calendars, saluted 1,120 'Persons of the Day' and collected 1,400 sets of socks and underwear for school service centers. Their county clean-up saw local groups earn money for working. GO Radio helped the Relay for Life raise $100,000. 'Nice Going Grants' donated $9,850 to local causes, including $5,000 to build the gazebo in the Veterans park. The staff averages 37 years of local experience, so the station and community are truly one."

For more information on WUGO's accomplishments, contact Francis Nash 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
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