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National award to Cedar Falls radio station, KCVM, 93.5, The Mix.

For a 5th time, Cedar Falls radio station, KCVM, 93.5, The Mix, has been honored with the National Association of Broadcasters’ Crystal Radio Award.

Station owner and General Manager, Jim Coloff, accepted thew national award for his locally owned station Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

KCVM radio was among just ten national award recipients honored Tuesday night, The ten winners were selected from the 50 national finalists. There are 15,330 radio stations in the United States, so, it’s quite an honor for KCVM radio

The national award recognizes just ten U.S. radio stations each year, who consistently display an ongoing commitment to local community service, including local news, weather, sports and civic activities.

KCVM shows its community service in several ways, including the long-time Magical Mix Kids project, which sends chronically and terminally ill children and their families to Disney World in Florida every fall.

The radio station also recognizes local teachers and supports Cedar Valley High School athletics and community organizations.

Here is the press notification released Tuesday night:

LAS VEGAS, NV — KCVM-FM, 93.5 The Mix, Tuesday was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Crystal Radio Award. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

This was the 5th Crystal Award for the locally owned radio station.

Ten recipients were chosen among 50 finalists who were honored at today’s We Are Broadcasters Celebration.  Jim Coloff, station owner and general manager, accepted the award on behalf of the staff of the station.

KCVM was honored for their overall service to the community, including their work with Magical Mix Kids to provide an all-expenses paid vacation to sick children.  They were also recognized for their work in recognizing teachers and supporting many local charity events and fundraisers.

“This is a huge honor to receive a 5th Crystal Award, and I want to thank the team at 93.5 The Mix for all they do to support our community,” said Coloff.  “I especially want to thank the many volunteers who have helped Magical Mix Kids make such an impact on sick kids in the Cedar Valley.”

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 We Are Broadcasters Celebration, where Chairman Pai delivered remarks. Also at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, five-time NAB Crystal Radio Award winning stationKFOR-AM received the Crystal Heritage Award.

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