February 22, 2018 — (Washington, DC) — The National Association of Broadcasters announced the finalists for the 31st Annual Crystal awards and WHKO-FM (K99.1FM) in Dayton was selected. The award recognizes radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.  The final winners will be announced at the April 10, 2018 NAB show in Las Vegas.

Nick Roberts, VP of Marketing and Radio Operations for Cox Media Group Ohio commented, “Nancy Wilson, Frye Guy, our marketing team and staff are the most dedicated public servants that I’ve ever worked with.  K99.1FM on a weekly basis is involved with helping charities around the region, including raising funding for Dayton’s Children’s Hospital, over 4 million to date.”

Rob Rohr, Market Vice President for Cox Ohio said, “Nancy and Frye are not your typical morning show hosts.  They are passionate about helping this community and lead by example by rolling up their sleeves and making a huge difference.”

Ten Crystal Radio Award recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms. Also at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, television and film actress Kristen Bell will receive the NAB Television Chairman’s Award.

About Cox Media Group Ohio
Cox Media Group Ohio is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and marketing company reaching over 94% of the region’s population each week with compelling news and entertainment content.  Properties include WHIO-TV Channel 7, the #1 CBS affiliate in America, The Dayton Daily News, K99.1FM Radio and Cox Digital Marketing.  Cox owns over 20 products and brands in Dayton and Cincinnati.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
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. Learn more at www.nab.org.

For more information contact Emily Broughton at emily.broughton@coxinc.com