KTAR News Wins 5th Crystal Award for Commitment to Community Service

Left to right: Bonneville Phoenix Vice President Scott Sutherland, Bonneville Seattle SVP/Market Manager Cathy Cangiano, Bonneville President Darrell Brown, Bonneville Executive Vice President Jason Englund, NAB President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt, Bonneville Phoenix SVP/Market Manager Ryan Hatch, Bonneville Denver SVP/Market Manager Katie Reid, Bonneville Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and Strategy Mike Dowdle (Bonneville Photo)

(Bonneville Photo)

PHOENIX – KTAR News has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Crystal Award by the National Association of Broadcasters for its outstanding commitment to community service throughout the year.

“I am extremely proud of our employees’ commitment to demonstrating our company’s purpose to build, connect, inform and celebrate our families and communities,” said Ryan Hatch, SVP/Market Manager for Bonneville Phoenix on Tuesday.

“And winning a coveted fifth prize during a time when the need for support in our community has never been greater is especially gratifying.”

Finalists for the NAB Crystal Radio Award were chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

The winners were announced at Tuesday’s NAB Show, where KTAR was one of ten radio stations to receive the huge honor.

This is the fifth time KTAR News has received a Crystal Award for community service.

The judges cited, among others, The Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, produced by KTAR News, and is the largest children’s radio fundraiser of its kind in the United States.

KTAR also received a Crystal Award in 2018, 2016, 2014 and 2007.

The NAB Crystal Radio Awards were established in 1987 to recognize radio stations for their year-round commitment to local community service.

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