KTAR News wins 5th Crystal Award for commitment to community service

Apr 26, 2022, 11:08 AM
From left to right: Bonneville Phoenix Vice President Scott Sutherland, Bonneville Seattle SVP/Mark...
From 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 year-round commitment to community service.

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

“And to win a coveted fifth award during a period in which the need for support in our community has never been greater is especially rewarding.”

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

Winners were announced at Tuesday’s NAB Show Conference, where KTAR was one of only ten radio stations to be presented with this immense honor.

This is the fifth time KTAR News has been recognized with a Crystal Award for community service.

Judges cited, among other things, The Give-A-Thon for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which KTAR News produces, and is the largest children’s hospital radio fundraiser of its kind in the United States.

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

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

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KTAR News wins 5th Crystal Award for commitment to community service