Washington, DC - WUSL-FM Philadelphia will be the first station to receive the NAB Crystal Heritage Award, recognizing a radio station's long-term commitment to community service. The award will be presented during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, on April 15 in Las Vegas.
The Crystal Heritage Award is given to a station that has won five Crystal Radio Awards, an annual award that recognizes a radio station's year-round commitment to community service. In 2007, WUSL-FM was the first station in history to achieve such a milestone. The station has also been a finalist on three other occasions.
"Radio stations across the country take their public service responsibilities seriously, which makes the competition for a Crystal Radio Award very steep," said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. "For any station to win five times shows a level of commitment to their community that bears recognition. We are proud to highlight WUSL's long history of serving their community and look forward to honoring other deserving stations in the future."
The NAB Show Radio Luncheon will include the induction of legendary radio personality Larry Lujack into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame, as well as announce the 10 NAB Crystal Radio Award winners. Robert Pittman, MTV co-founder and former Co-COO of AOL Time Warner, will present this year's keynote.