NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced

Washington, DC - The National Association of Broadcasters announced the 50 finalists for the 25th Annual Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. Winners will be announced and the finalists will be honored at the NAB Radio Luncheon. The Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, will be held Tuesday, April 17 during the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

In recognition of the Crystals' Silver Anniversary, NAB and Operation Interdependence will be working with the 50 finalists to send care packages to military units abroad. More than two million U.S. troops serving abroad have received care packages through Operation Interdependence since its inception in 2001. Crystal finalists are invited to write letters to the troops and to help pack boxes during the NAB Show at the Operation Interdependence booth on Monday, April 16th between 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

"Operation Interdependence is honored to work together with the Crystals Award finalists in service to America's military at NAB Show this April," said Karon Carley, president of Operation Interdependence. "We commend these stations for their service to communities and appreciate their assistance in supporting the men and women who bravely serve our nation. We look forward to sending many care packages to our troops overseas this spring."

This year's finalists are:

WBKR-FM Owensboro, KY
KCLR-FM Columbia, MO
WBT-AM Charlotte, NC
KCVM-FM Cedar Falls, IA
WCDK-FM Weirton, WV
KEEZ-FM North Mankato, MN
WDEL-AM Wilmington, DE
KIRO-FM Seattle, WA
WDHR-FM Pikesville, KY
KLRC-FM Siloam Springs, AR
WGHT-AM Pompton Lakes, NJ
KMOK-FM Lewiston, ID
WIBC-FM Indianapolis, IN
KNDE-FM College Station, TX
WIL-FM St. Louis, MO
WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, OH
KOZT-FM Fort Bragg, CA
WNSN-FM South Bend, IN
KPKX-FM Phoenix, AZ
WPVQ-FM Greenfield, MA
KRSN-AM Los Alamos, NM
WQQL-FM Springfield, IL
KRSP-FM Salt Lake City, UT WREW-FM Cincinnati, OH
KSL-AM Salt Lake City, UT WSB-AM Atlanta, GA
KSTP-AM St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN WSNY- FM Columbus, OH
KSTP-FM St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN WSOY-AM Decatur, IL
KTMY-FM St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN WTAW-AM College Station, TX
KTTS-FM Springfield, MO
WTMJ-AM Milwaukee, WI
KUGR-AM Green River, WY WTOP-FM Washington, DC
KVOE-AM Emporia, KS
WTUZ-FM New Philadelphia, OH
KYW-FM Philadelphia, PA
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH
KZRG-AM Joplin, MO
WVLG-AM The Villages, FL
WAFL-FM Milford, DE
WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL
WARH-FM St. Louis, MO
WZRV-FM Front Royal, VA

Crystal Radio Award finalists were chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms. Finalists will be honored and winners announced at the Radio Luncheon, where entertainer Donny Osmond will present a keynote address and long-time Major League Baseball radio broadcaster Bob Uecker will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 14-19 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.

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