NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration

Celebrating the best among us! 

Every day, local radio and broadcasters inform their communities, help neighbors in need, provide a lifeline during emergencies and deliver the most trusted news and favorite entertainment. The We Are Broadcasters Celebration honors local radio and television stations’ critical role in our communities and their ongoing commitment to innovation to better serve their listeners and viewers.

Highlights during this celebration include the presentation of the TV Chairman’s Award for significant achievements in television, the recognition of 10 stations for their tremendous year-round commitment to community service with the Crystal Radio Awards, and the presentation of the Engineering Achievement Award for radio and television to individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in the broadcast industry. The NAB Crystal Heritage Award will also be presented.

We Are Broadcasters Celebration

April 21, 2020 | Main Stage, North Hall

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This award commemorates KCVM and Coloff Media’s storied history of living up to their motto: Service to Listeners, Clients and Communities.

NAB Crystal Heritage Award

Presented at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration.

The Heritage Award recognizes radio stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards for exceptional year-round community service efforts.

Previous inductees include WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C., WTMX-FM, Chicago, Ill., WLEN-FM, Adrian, Mich., KNOM – AM/FM Nome, Alaska, KUZZ – AM/FM, Bakersfield, Calif., KBHP-FM, Bemidji, Minn., WUSL-FM, Philadelphia, Penn.

Terry Crews

Actor “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “America’s Got Talent"

Terry Crews stars as Lt. Terry Jeffords in NBC’s Golden Globe Award-winning comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and is host of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”

Crews is an actor, comedian, activist and artist. He is well known for his humorous pitchman persona in numerous national commercials, his memorable action-movie hero role in “The Expendables” franchise and for his breakthrough television performances in sitcoms such as “Everybody Hates Chris,” and host of various competition shows, including “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

“Terry Crews’ unique ability to entertain audiences transcends traditional television crossing a variety of genres and mediums,” said NAB Television Board Chair Emily Barr. “He is a steadfast advocate for human rights, and we are humbled to present him with this well-deserved honor.”

Crews’ film credits include “Sorry to Bother You,” “Deadpool 2,” “White Chicks,” “Idiocracy,” and several popular Adam Sandler films, including “Blended” and “The Longest Yard.” His upcoming roles include appearances in the highly anticipated animated features “The Willoughby’s” and “Rumble.”

Beyond the screen, Crews was named one of Time magazine’s 2017 Persons of the Year as one of the “Silence Breakers,” speaking out against sexual harassment as part of the #MeToo movement. He also works with the Polaris Project, a leading non-profit organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery, for which he was awarded the UN Global Generation Award.

Television Chairman's Award

Recipient to be honored at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration.

Established to recognize individuals for significant achievement in one or more specific art disciplines in television, the NAB Television Chairman's Award first debuted in 2009 with four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammar as the recipient.

Past recipients include “This Is Us” and “Black Panther” star Sterling K. Brown, television and film actress Kristen Bell, and award-winning actress and producer America Ferrera, among others.


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