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March 6, 2023

NAB Announces 2023 Crystal Radio Award Finalists

KTAR-FM to receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award

Washington, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today finalists for the 36th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their year-round commitment to community service. The finalists will be celebrated and the winners announced during the We Are Broadcasters Awards ceremony held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 18 on the Main Stage at NAB Show in Las Vegas.

NAB will also present†Bonneville Internationalís KTAR-FM Phoenix, Ariz. with the esteemed Crystal Heritage Award during the ceremony. The Heritage Award recognizes radio stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards for exceptional year-round community service efforts. Only 10 other stations have received this honor.

Finalists for the 2023 Crystal Radio Awards are:

KBCO-FM Denver, CO
KBHP-FM Bemidji, MN
KBXX-FM Houston, TX
KCYY-FM San Antonio, TX
KDWB-FM Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN
KFI-AM Los Angeles, CA
KIKV-FM Alexandria, MN
KIRO-FM Seattle-Tacoma, WA
KJEB-FM Seattle-Tacoma, WA
KKHJ-FM Pago Pago, American Samoa
KKOB-AM Albuquerque, NM
KMVP-FM Phoenix, AZ
KNDE-FM Bryan-College Station, TX
KOSI-FM Denver, CO
KNUC-FM Seattle, WA
KRLA-AM Los Angeles, CA
KSHE-FM St. Louis, MO
KSLX-FM Phoenix, AZ
KSNE-FM Las Vegas, NV
KSTP-FM Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN
KUPD-FM Phoenix, AZ
KXLG-FM Watertown, SD
WALR-FM Atlanta, GA

WBZZ-FM Pittsburgh, PA
WCCO-AM Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN
WEEI-FM Boston, MA
WHHH-FM Indianapolis, IN
WHIO-AM Dayton, OH
WHO-AM Des Moines, IA
WJBR-FM Wilmington, DE
WJJY-FM Brainerd, MN
WKJS-FM Richmond, VA
WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, OH
WLIT-FM Chicago, IL
WMMR-FM Philadelphia, PA
WNRP-AM Pensacola, FL
WREW-FM Cincinnati, OH
WSB-AM Atlanta, GA
WTAM-AM Cleveland, OH
WTAW-AM Bryan-College Station, TX
WTMJ-AM Milwaukee, WI
WTOP-FM Washington, DC
WUSL-FM Philadelphia, PA
WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL
WYHT-FM Mansfield, OH
WZTU-FM Miami - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ten Crystal Radio Award winners will be chosen from the above finalists by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms.

Qualified members of the media may apply for press registration here.

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