Crystal Radio Awards
Crystal Radio Awards

Crystal Radio Awards

The entry window for the 2017 NAB Crystal Radio Awards opens January 1, 2017.

Entry Rules

Submission Guidelines

Recipients of a 2015 NAB Crystal Radio Award are not eligible to enter until 2017.

Section 1: Summary

Entries must also be accompanied by a summary of no more than 200 words, describing your station's community service efforts during the 2015 calendar year.This section should be a summation of sections two through four. Should your station be a finalist, this description will be used by the NAB to publicize your achievement, so please double check your spelling and grammar.

Section 2: Consistent Local Programming and Coverage

Three pages maximum
Read instructions carefully

This section should contain all public service efforts that were not in conjunction with a community event in which the station participated. The following information should be included in this section:

Section 3: Station-involved Community Service Events

Seven pages maximum
Read instructions carefully

This section is for community service events that the station either conducted or sponsored.

Event Name/Date(s):
Benefiting Group:
The station is: Primary Organizer or Support Sponsor

Please note:

Any event not labeled as either Primary Organizer or Support Sponsor will be disqualified.

Primary Organizer is defined as a station that is the originator of the event; develops the event from conception to execution, and has an onsite presence.

Support Sponsor is defined as a station that serves as a media sponsor and/or a secondary event promoter. This includes events that are held in conjunction with one or more sister stations where you are not the Primary Organizer; please include call letters of the participating station(s).


On-air support prior to the event (interviews, PSAs, promo spots):
On-air support during/after event (remotes, live reports):
Online support (streaming, web page presence, emails, social media):
Total staff hours contributed:

Event result (:30 elevator speech; if an annual event, please indicate year-over- year results):

Section 4: Other

Two pages maximum Read instructions carefully

This section is to list contributions the station has made to the community that do not fall within the previous sections. Examples of things that would fit into this section would be:

Entry Information

The entry window for the 2016 NAB Crystal Radio Awards is closed. The 50 finalists will be announced in February, and the 10 recipients will be honored during the NAB Show's Radio Luncheon on April 19.

Crystal Heritage Award

The NAB Crystal Heritage Award recognizes a radio station's long-term commitment to community service, honoring stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards. This year's recipient is WTMX-FM, Chicago, IL.
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