2012 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced

March 5, 2012

Washington - Mar 4, 2012 - 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, April 17, during the 2012 NAB Show.

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 April 16 between noon and 1 p.m.

This year's Crystal Radio Awards finalists are:

KBOW-AM Butte, MTKCLR-FM Columbia, MO
KCVM-FM Cedar Falls, IAKEEZ-FM North Mankato, MN
KIRO-FM Seattle, WAKLBJ-AM Austin, TX
KLRC-FM Siloam Springs, ARKMOK-FM Lewiston, ID
KNDE-FM College Station, TXKNOM-AM Nome, AK
KOZT-FM Fort Bragg, CAKPKX-FM Phoenix, AZ
KRSN-AM Los Alamos, NMKRSP-FM Salt Lake City, UT
KSL-AM Salt Lake City, UTKSTP-AM St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
KSTP-FM St. Paul/Minneapolis, MNKTMY-FM St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
KTTS-FM Springfield, MOKUGR-AM Green River, WY
KVOE-AM Emporia, KSKYW-FM Philadelphia, PA
KZRG-AM Joplin, MOWAFL-FM Milford, DE
WARH-FM St. Louis, MOWBKR-FM Owensboro, KY
WBT-AM Charlotte, NCWCDK-FM Weirton, WV
WDEL-AM Wilmington, DEWDHR-FM Pikesville, KY
WDSN-FM DuBois, PAWGHT-AM Pompton Lakes, NJ
WIBC-FM Indianapolis, INWIL-FM St. Louis, MO
WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, OHWNSN-FM South Bend, IN
WPVQ-FM Greenfield, MAWQQL-FM Springfield, IL
WREW-FM Cincinnati, OHWSB-AM Atlanta, GA
WSNY- FM Columbus, OHWSOY-AM Decatur, IL
WTAW-AM College Station, TXWTMJ-AM Milwaukee, WI
WTOP-FM Washington, DCWTUZ-FM New Philadelphia, OH
WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OHWVLG-AM The Villages, FL
WYCT-FM Pensacola, FLWZRV-FM Front Royal, VA

Crystal Radio Award finalists were chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

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