The National Association of Broadcasters will honor Chicago station WTMX(FM) with its Crystal Heritage Award.
The award recognizes radio stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards for exceptional year-round community service efforts. Only five other stations have been so recognized previously.
“Giving back to the community is a big part of who we are and what we do at WTMX. It always has been — going back to our inception and now as part of the Hubbard Radio family,” said Hubbard Chicago Market Manager John Gallagher. “Thanks to the outstanding work of our team, WTMX has been a Crystal finalist a dozen times and we are honored to receive the NAB Crystal Heritage Award.”
The Crystal Heritage Award will be presented during the ASCAP-sponsored NAB Show Radio Luncheon, April 19, in Las Vegas. The same event will also honor the 10 winners of the 2016 Crystal Radio Award winners and 50 finalists. Additionally, Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, hosts of ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike,” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Radio host and Web entrepreneur Kim Komando will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.
Radio stations can submit entries for a Crystal Radio Award until Jan. 29.