Washington, DC - Jan 14, 2013 - KNOM-AM/FM Nome, AK, is the fourth station in history 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, held April 9, 2013, in Las Vegas.
The Crystal Heritage Award honors stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards, which recognize radio stations' year-round community service efforts. General Manager Ric Schmidt said, " This recognition helps to reinvigorate and encourage the KNOM staff and volunteers as we struggle to serve listeners in a 100,000 square mile signal area of remote Western Alaska."
Radio stations can submit entries for a Crystal Radio Award until Jan. 31, 2013. At the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, the NAB will honor this year's 10 Crystal Radio Award winners and 50 finalists.