NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
March 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS has named 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 17th 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 Noon-1p.
"OPERATION INTERDEPENDENCE is honored to work together with the CRYSTAL AWARD finalists in service to America's military at NAB SHOW this APRIL," said OPERATION INTERDEPENDENCE Pres. KARON CARLEY. "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."
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 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.