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KB101-FM receives national recognition

The National Association of Broadcasters recently announced that KB101-FM is a finalist for a 2011 NAB Marconi Radio Award for Small Market Station of the Year.

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KB101-FM owners Lou Buron, president/CEO, and Mary Campbell, vice president/CFO, are shown with the Crystal Heritage Award in Las Vegas. Submitted Photo

The National Association of Broadcasters recently announced that KB101-FM is a finalist for a 2011 NAB Marconi Radio Award for Small Market Station of the Year.

The Marconi Awards are presented annually by the NAB to the top radio stations and on-air personalities in the U.S. The awards are named in honor of Guglielmo Marconi, the man generally credited as the father of radio. A task force determines the finalists and the Marconi Radio Award Selection Academy votes on the winners. The awards will be presented in Chicago at the annual September NAB Radio Show. KB101-FM has been a finalist in 1998, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

In addition, KB101-FM was presented with the National Association of Broadcaster's Crystal Heritage Award in April during the NAB Annual Convention in Las Vegas. KB101-FM is only the second radio station in the country to be awarded with this prestigious honor. The first station was WUSL-AM of Philadelphia in 2008. The Crystal Heritage Award is given to a station that has been honored with five Crystal Radio Awards. The Crystal Award annually recognizes a radio station for their year-round commitment to community service.

"The Crystal Radio Award represents a remarkable commitment on behalf of a station's staff and dedicated listeners toward bettering their community," said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. "Winning five Crystal Radio Awards is an extraordinary accomplishment that deserves the utmost recognition. We are honored to present KBHP (KB101) with the NAB Crystal Heritage Award during this year's NAB Show's Radio Luncheon."

KB101 received its first Crystal Radio Award in 1994 and again in 1997, 1999, 2007, and 2010.

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