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How Do You Win Five NAB Crystal Awards?


When the battlefield includes thousands of possible competitors, it's difficult enough to win one Crystal Award. KNOM-AM and FM in Nome, Alaska, is now a five-time winner of the prestigious NAB award given for year-round community service. Five Crystal Awards results in Heritage status for the station and that's how they will be recognized this April in Las Vegas. Life can be difficult in that part of the country. As General Manager Ric Schmidt told us yesterday, it's a lot of hours working in bad weather and this is very encouraging for the entire staff. He says his team is very devoted to the community. Listen to our short interview with Schmidt HERE about becoming a five-time NAB Crystal Award winner.

KNOM-AM/FM is the fourth station in history to receive the NAB Crystal Heritage Award, recognizing a radio station's long-term commitment to community service. The Crystal Heritage Award honors those stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards, which recognize radio stations' year-round community service efforts. The award will be presented during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 9 in Las Vegas and sponsored by ASCAP.