By 1812Blockhouse; NAB Release

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have announced finalists for the 36th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards, and a Mansfield radio station is included among them.

Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their year-round commitment to community service. The finalists will be celebrated and the winners announced during the We Are Broadcasters Awards ceremony held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 18 on the Main Stage at NAB Show in Las Vegas.

NAB will also present Bonneville International’s KTAR-FM Phoenix, Ariz. with the esteemed Crystal Heritage Award during the ceremony. The Heritage Award recognizes radio stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards for exceptional year-round community service efforts. Only 10 other stations have received this honor.

Finalists for the 2023 Crystal Radio Awards include Mansfield’s WYHT-FM, 105.3. Other Ohio finalists include:

  • WHIO-AM Dayton, OH
  • WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, OH
  • WREW-FM Cincinnati, OH
  • WTAM-AM Cleveland, OH

Ten Crystal Radio Award winners will be chosen from the above finalists by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms.

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age.

WYHT-FM is a 50,000 watt radio station that is a part of the iHeartMedia network. The station signed on the air on October 18, 1962, and has had a hot adult contemporary format since August 2020.

Sources: NAB, Wikipedia; Image by Andrzej Rembowski from Pixabay

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