The National Association of Broadcasters announced it will bestow radio’s most esteemed community service award to an Iowa station at the 2020 NAB Show.The association will present the NAB Crystal Heritage Award to KCVM(FM) of Cedar Falls at the third-annual We Are Broadcasters Celebration scheduled for April 21. The nod is especially fitting for a station owned by Coloff Media, which espouses the motto “Service to Listeners, Clients and Communities.”
The Crystal Heritage Award is reserved for stations that have won five Crystal Radio Awards for service, and KVCM will be the ninth station to receive the honor during the program’s three-decade history. In 2019, KFOR(AM) joined the Crystal Heritage ranks, as did WTOP(FM) in 2018.
“KCVM has served Cedar Falls for over 22 years and exemplifies radio’s strong connection and service to local communities,” NAB Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs Steve Newberry said in the announcement. And don’t forget: Stations can still submit entries to the Crystal Radio Award program through Jan. 31.