by Max Jackson, Edmonson Voice:
WDNS-FM, D93, a sister media network of the Edmonson Voice, was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Crystal Radio Award today in Las Vegas, NV. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards, which recognize radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.
Ten recipients were chosen among 50 finalists who were honored at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon.
The station is well known for it's community events like Stuff The Bus and sponsoring dozens of local causes throughout the year. The station features one Edmonson County native, Steve Meredith, who serves both as a DJ on D93 and host on WKCT's talk radio programs, which is part of the same network.
Long time Edmonson County friend, Tony Rose, host of the top local morning radio show in the area, "The Tony Rose Morning Show," accepted the award at today's luncheon.
"On behalf of WDNS, we're truly humbled to be selected as one of the top 10 stations in America for community service," he said. "We're even more humbled to be part of this amazing southern Kentucky community."
The annual Stuff The Bus event helps brings loads of school supplies to Edmonson County students.
NAB Crystal Radio Award finalists were chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms. Finalists were honored and winners announced at today's NAB Show Radio Luncheon, where Global Lead for Business Development and Partner Management of the Ford Developer Program at Ford Motor Company Scott Burnell presented a keynote address, and nationally-syndicated radio personality Delilah was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The luncheon was sponsored by ASCAP.
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