Alpha Talker Honored With Crystal Heritage Award


The NAB will honor an Alpha Media News/Talk station with a rich history with the esteemed NAB Crystal Heritage Award.

The award will be presented during the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, held Tuesday, April 9 during the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The Heritage Award recognizes radio stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards for exceptional year-round community service efforts. Only seven other stations have received this honor in the 32-year history of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards.

For 2019, KFOR-AM in Lincoln, Neb., gets the honor.

KFOR, as its call letters show, is the fourth radio station to sign on the air in Nebraska. It first went on the air in March 1924. Today, it is an Alpha Media-owned station with an FM translator, giving it some “revitalization” in the Cornhusker State.

“KFOR has proudly served the Lincoln region for over 94 years, and our commitment to the community has never wavered,” said Alpha Media/Lincoln Market Manager Julie Gade. “We are so proud of our team’s accomplishments both on and off the air and are honored that this dedication is being rewarded with a coveted NAB Crystal Heritage Award.”

Radio stations can submit entries for a Crystal Radio Award until January 31.