Finalists announced for Crystal Radio Awards


NAB Crystal Radio AwardsThe NAB 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 April 17 during the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Crystal Radio Award finalists were chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

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 US troops serving abroad have received care packages through Operation Interdependence since its inception in 2001.

This year’s finalists are:

KBOW-AM   Butte, MT 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
KLBJ-AM   Austin, TX WDSN-FM   DuBois, PA
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
KNOM-AM   Nome, AK 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