NAB Crystal Radio Awards

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The NAB Crystal Radio Awards are presented annually by the National Association of Broadcasters to American radio stations. The award was established in 1987 to recognize radio stations for year-round commitment to community service.[1]

Finalists for the Crystal Radio Award are selected by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations, and public relations firms.[2] Selected from a pool of 50 finalists, 10 stations are selected for the award honoring their efforts to improve the quality of life in their respective communities.[3] The NAB Crystal Radio Award winners are announced during the Radio Luncheon held at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas.[4] Each year's radio inductee into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame is also honored at this luncheon.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that promotes the interests of American radio and television stations plus a number of associate and international broadcaster members.[4] Founded in 1922, the NAB represents more than 8,300 terrestrial radio and television stations as well as several major broadcast networks.

Past winners[edit]

2008
[5] KCVM-FM, (Cedar Falls, Iowa· KFOR-AM, (Lincoln, Nebraska· KSTZ-FM, (Des Moines, Iowa· KUZZ-FM, (Bakersfield, California· WAWZ-FM, (Zarephath, New Jersey· WDRV-FM, (Chicago· WIZM-AM, (La Crosse, Wisconsin· WJBC-AM, (Bloomington, Illinois· WUBE-FM, (Cincinnati· WUGO-FM, (Grayson, Kentucky)
2007
[6] KBHP-FM, (Bemidji, Minnesota· KHHT-FM, (Los Angeles· KLGR-AM, (Redwood Falls, Minnesota· KOA-AM, (Denver· KSTP-FM, (Saint Paul, Minnesota· KTAR-AM, (Phoenix, Arizona· WFYR-FM, (Peoria, Illinois· WJJY-FM, (Brainerd, Minnesota· WTAM-AM, (Cleveland· WUSL-FM, (Philadelphia)
2006
KLVI-AM, (Beaumont, Texas· KOZT-FM, (Fort Bragg, California· KSL, (Salt Lake City),[7] KUDL-FM, (Kansas City, Missouri· KUZZ-FM, (Bakersfield, California· KZBR-FM, (San Francisco· WHAI-FM, (Greenfield, Massachusetts· WHUR-FM, (Washington, D.C.· WILV-FM, (Chicago· WJON-AM, (St. Cloud, Minnesota)
2005
[8] KBBX-FM, (Omaha, Nebraska· KLOS-FM, (Los Angeles· KNOM, (Nome, Alaska· KOIT-FM, (San Francisco· WCMT, (Martin, Tennessee· WJBC-AM, (Bloomington, Illinois· WLEN-FM, (Adrian, Michigan· WTMX-FM, (Chicago· WTOP, (Washington, D.C.· WUGO-FM, (Grayson, Kentucky)
2004
[4][9] KDFC-FM, (San Francisco· KFOG-FM, (San Francisco· KFOR-AM, (Lincoln, Nebraska· KSTP-FM, (Minneapolis)[3] · KSTZ-FM, (Des Moines, Iowa· KTCZ-FM, (Minneapolis)[3] · WDEL-AM, (Wilmington, Delaware· WDRV-FM, (Chicago· WLUP-FM, (Chicago· WSYR-AM, (Syracuse, New York)
2003
KFME-FM (now KCJK), (Kansas City, Missouri· KNOM-AM, (Nome, Alaska· KOIT-FM, (San Francisco· KOZT-FM, (Fort Bragg, California· KPRS-FM, (Kansas City, Missouri· KVAK, (Valdez, Alaska· WGMS, (Washington, D.C.· WIBC, (Indianapolis· WJJY-FM, (Brainerd, Minnesota· WUGO-FM, (Grayson, Kentucky)
2002
KABC-AM, (Los Angeles)[10] · KIRO-AM, (Seattle· KNCO, (Grass Valley, California· KPAM-AM, (Portland, Oregon· KUDL-FM, (Kansas City, Missouri· KWJJ-FM, (Portland, Oregon· WJON-AM, (St. Cloud, Minnesota· WLQT-FM, (Dayton, Ohio· WTCB-FM, (Columbia, South Carolina· WTMX-FM, (Chicago)
2001
KELO-FM, (Sioux Falls, South Dakota· KNX, (Los Angeles· KUZZ-AM/FM, (Bakersfield, California· KZQZ-FM (now KGMZ), (San Francisco· WENS, (Indianapolis· WJJY-FM, (Brainerd, Minnesota· WLEN, (Adrian, Michigan· WPEG, (Charlotte, North Carolina· WRAL, (Raleigh, North Carolina· WUSL, (Philadelphia)
2000
[11] KDWB-FM, (Minneapolis· KNOM-AM/FM, (Nome, Alaska· KSDR-FM, (Watertown, South Dakota· KVFD, (Fort Dodge, Iowa· WDSN, (DuBois, Pennsylvania· WGMS-FM, (Washington, D.C.· WICO-FM, (Salisbury, Maryland· WJBC, (Bloomington, Illinois· WTMX, (Chicago· WZZK-FM, (Birmingham, Alabama)
1999
KBHP-FM, (Bemidji, Minnesota· KBHR, (Big Bear City, California· KLOS-FM, (Los Angeles· KSL, (Salt Lake City· KUDL, (Westwood, Kansas· KUEL, (Fort Dodge, Iowa· KZLA-FM (now KXOS), (Los Angeles· WGOH, (Grayson, Kentucky· WHUR-FM, (Washington, D.C.· WYTZ/WZTY (now WCSY-FM), (St. Joseph, Michigan)
1998
KDWB-FM, (Minneapolis· KIRO, (Seattle· KUZZ-AM/FM, (Bakersfield, California· KVFD, (Fort Dodge, Iowa· KWSN, (Sioux Falls, South Dakota· WIBC, (Indianapolis· WKVI-AM/FM, (Knox, Indiana· WLEN, (Adrian, Michigan· WUSL, (Philadelphia· WUSY, (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
1997
KBHP-FM, (Bemidji, Minnesota· KKBT-FM (now KSWD), (Los Angeles· KMAS, (Shelton, Washington· KMBZ, (Kansas City, Kansas)[1] · KWOA, (Worthington, Minnesota· WJLS-FM, (Beckley, West Virginia· WKLX, (Rochester, New York· WLTE, (Minneapolis· WMMX, (Dayton, Ohio· WSM, (Nashville, Tennessee)
1996
KCUE, (Red Wing, Minnesota· KIRO, (Seattle· KOEL, (Oelwein, Iowa· KSDR-FM, (Watertown, South Dakota· WBEE-FM, (Rochester, New York· WOKO, (South Burlington, Vermont· WQCB, (Brewer, Maine· WRAL-FM, (Raleigh, North Carolina· WSYR, (Syracuse, New York· WUSL, (Philadelphia)
1995
KBIG-FM, (Los Angeles· KFGO, (Fargo, North Dakota· KGO, (San Francisco· KKCS-FM (now KXWA), (Colorado Springs, Colorado· KPRS, (Kansas City, Kansas· KQRS (now KDIZ)/KQRS-FM, (Minneapolis· KZZY, (Devils Lake, North Dakota· WEAS-FM, (Savannah, Georgia· WPSK-FM, (Pulaski, Virginia)[12] · WVPO, (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)
1994
[13] KBHP-FM, (Bemidji, Minnesota· KLBJ, (Austin, Texas· KPSN-FM (now KMXP), (Phoenix, Arizona· KSJN-FM, (Saint Paul, Minnesota· WWTC-AM, (Minneapolis· KCBS, (San Francisco· KOJM, (Havre, Montana)[14] · KRMG, (Tulsa, Oklahoma· WCCO, (Minneapolis· WXYV-FM (now WQSR), (Baltimore)
1993
KASE-FM, (Austin, Texas· KNNN, (Central Valley, California· KQRS (now KDIZ)/KQRS-FM, (Minneapolis· KRLD, (Dallas· KZZY, (Devils Lake, North Dakota· WGN, (Chicago· WLNG, (Sag Harbor, New York· WTTR, (Westminster, Maryland· WUSL, (Philadelphia· WZWW, (State College, Pennsylvania)
1992
KGO, (San Francisco· KIRO, (Seattle· KMEL-FM, (San Francisco· KPQX, (Havre, Montana)[14] · KQEG, (La Crosse, Wisconsin· KTMT)/KTMT-FM, (Medford, Oregon· WFOB-AM, (Bowling Green, Ohio· WLVQ, (Columbus, Ohio· WOKQ, (Dover, New Hampshire· WRGA, (Rome, Georgia)
1991
KENI, (Anchorage, Alaska· KFOR, (Lincoln, Nebraska· KIHX-FM (now KPPV), (Prescott Valley, Arizona· KLOS, (Los Angeles· KMIT, (Mitchell, South Dakota· KOMC, (Branson, Missouri· KRGI, (Grand Island, Nebraska· KROE, (Sheridan, Wyoming· WBZ, (Boston· WOJO, (Chicago)
1990
KTTX/KWHI, (Brenham, Texas· WAKR, (Akron, Ohio· WDLB, (Marshfield, Wisconsin· WHBC/WHBC-FM, (Canton, Ohio· WHIZ/WHIZ-FM, (Zanesville, Ohio· WILM, (Wilmington, Delaware· WPXC, (Hyannis, Massachusetts· WSJM, (St. Joseph, Michigan· WTSN-AM, (Dover, New Hampshire· WYAY/WYAI (now WALR-FM), (Atlanta)
1989
KABC, (Los Angeles· KNCO/KNCO-FM, (Grass Valley, California· KSEN, (Shelby, Montana· WCTC, (New Brunswick, New Jersey· WDBC, (Escanaba, Michigan· WGST, (Atlanta· WJON, (St. Cloud, Minnesota· WLBK, (DeKalb, Illinois· WSM, (Nashville, Tennessee· WTLC, (Indianapolis)
1988
KTNN, (Window Rock, Arizona· KVON, (Napa, California· WAGE, (Leesburg, Virginia· WBAL, (Baltimore· WBEL, (Beloit, Wisconsin· WKKR/WZMG (now WTLM), (Auburn, Alabama· WMT, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa· WTMJ, (Milwaukee· WTRE, (Greensburg, Indiana· WWVA, (Wheeling, West Virginia)
1987
[15] KNOM, (Nome, Alaska· KPAL (now KDXE), (Little Rock, Arkansas· WMAL, (Washington, D.C.· WQBA/WQBA-FM, (Miami· WFMD, (Frederick, Maryland· KJMO/KWOS, (Jefferson City, Missouri· KMOX, (St. Louis, Missouri· KHAS, (Hastings, Nebraska· KGFW, (Kearney, Nebraska· WVMT, (Colchester, Vermont)

NAB Crystal Heritage Award[edit]

The NAB Crystal Heritage Award is presented to a station that has won five Crystal Radio Awards, demonstrating a long-term commitment to community service.[16] In 2007, WUSL ("Power 99FM", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was the first station in history to reach this milestone.[17] WUSL was presented the Crystal Heritage Award at the 2008 Radio Luncheon in April 2008.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McTavish, Brian (April 18, 1997). "Change is on the air at KCIY and KYYS". Kansas City Star. p. E5. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Award Finalists Named". Radio Ink. March 10, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c Rybak, Deborah Caulfield (April 22, 2004). "Cities '97 and KS95 win service awards". Minneapolis Star Tribune. 
  4. ^ a b c "NAB announces Crystal Radio Award winners" (Press release). NAB Convention News. April 20, 2004. 
  5. ^ "NAB announces Crystal Radio Award winners" (Press release). National Association of Broadcasters. April 15, 2008. 
  6. ^ "NAB announces Crystal Radio Award winners" (Press release). National Association of Broadcasters. April 17, 2007. 
  7. ^ Arave, Lynn (May 5, 2006). "KSL wins another Crystal Award". Deseret News. 
  8. ^ "NAB Crystal Radio Award Winners Announced". RadioWeek. June 15, 2005. 
  9. ^ Carnegie, Jim (April 22, 2004). "2004 NAB Crystal Radio Awards presented". Radio Business Report. 
  10. ^ "National Association of Broadcasters 2002 Crystal Radio Awards". Los Angeles Business Journal. March 11, 2002. 
  11. ^ "NAB Crystal Radio Award Winners (1987-2008)". National Association of Broadcasters. Retrieved December 22, 2008. [dead link]
  12. ^ "WPSK=FM is a finalist for national Crystal Radio Awards". The Roanoke Times. March 4, 1995. p. NRV5. 
  13. ^ "'Indian Outlaw' bounced from local airplay". St. Paul Pioneer Press. March 24, 1994. p. 8E. Kudos to three Twin Cities area radio stations for winning one of the 10 Crystal Radio awards at the big National Association of Broadcasters convention now underway. 
  14. ^ a b "Community Service". New Media Broadcasters, Inc. Retrieved December 22, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Radio News & Notes". Los Angeles Daily News. September 15, 1987. 
  16. ^ "In Brief". FMQB. February 22, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Clear Channel Radio’s Power 99 FM to Receive Inaugural Crystal Heritage Award". Web Wire. March 19, 2008. 

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