Why Your Station Should Care About the Crystal Radio Awards

One of NAB's own explains why stations should nominate themselves for this community service recognition
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Here’s my take on "why you should nominate your station for a Crystal Radio Award."

Local radio broadcasters take seriously their responsibility to serve the public, and for most stations, community service is at the core of their mission. The Crystal Radio Awards are one way NAB recognizes broadcasters’ commitment to serving communities and the vital role radio plays across America.

The Crystal Radio Awards are one way NAB recognizes broadcasters’ commitment to serving communities and the vital role radio plays across America.

We encourage stations to take the time to tell their story by entering to win a prestigious Crystal Radio Award. Winning a Crystal is a major honor — a recognition for the impact your station has had in the community, a source of pride and motivation for station staff, and a symbol of distinction to your listeners.

[Check out a list of the 2018 award winners — you'll definitely be inspired!]

Crystal winners receive national recognition at NAB Show in Las Vegas in April and at the Celebration of Service to America Awards in Washington, D.C. in June. The awards are not only an opportunity for NAB to highlight exemplary stations, but also a reminder to the public and to policymakers of the tremendous impact radio has.

For stations that have already been awarded a Crystal, don’t stop there. The NAB Crystal Heritage Award recognizes a radio station’s long-term commitment to community service, honoring stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards! Seven stations have received this honor since 2008.

[Read about the latest Crystal Heritage Award honoree, WTOP.]

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