On Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the 10 winners of the 34th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Two Georgia radio stations: WSB-FM and WFXE-FM were both honored this year.
WSB-FM was honored for their “Stronger Together ATL” initiative that aired across all WSB stations and social media channels. Stronger Together ATL brought important information to the audience, saluted healthcare workers, highlighted businesses that were open or hiring, and also included a food drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Chris Egan, Senior Director of Operations for CMG Radio says, “When the pandemic started our Atlanta stations sprung into action and created our Stronger Together ATL initiative to make sure our audiences had the critical information they needed to stay safe and informed. This is what local radio does best and I’m so proud of this team for their hard work during a very scary time.”
WFXE was honored for its work to support the Muscogee County students in 2020. Due to COVID-19, students were unable to attend school in person. The district recognized that if not for the provided school lunches, some students would have little or nothing to eat. Adhering to social distancing guidelines, parents drove up to selected school sites and lunches were placed in trunks or back seats for the students by station personnel. WFXE also provided the music for several drive-thru graduation ceremonies and other community events.
“The entire Davis Broadcasting team is honored to be recognized for what we do in the community, it is part of our mission to serve. We hope that even in an extremely difficult year like 2020, what we do moves our community forward.” Geniece Granville- General Manager- Davis Broadcasting/Columbus, Ga.
The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) is proud of the work that these stations and all member stations put into their communities. The association is especially proud that WSB and WFXE were recognized this year by the NAB.
Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their year-round commitment to community service. The winners were selected from 50 finalists and honored today during NAB Show Premiere, available exclusively on NAB Amplify. A complete list of 2021 NAB Crystal Radio Award recipients can be found here.