2019 special events will be announced soon!
This special Main Stage event features the presentation of the NAB TV Chairman’s Award, Crystal Radio Awards and Engineering Achievement Award.
Informing communities. Helping neighbors in need. Providing a lifeline during emergencies. Reporting the facts and uncovering the truth. This is what broadcasters do best. This event celebrates local radio and television stations' vital role in our communities and their ongoing commitment to innovating to better serve their listeners and viewers.
Highlights during the 2018 celebration included the presentation of the TV Chairman's Award to film and television actress and trailblazer Kristen Bell for her impact on the future of television; remarks by The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; the recognition of 10 stations for their tremendous year-round commitment to community service with the Crystal Radio Awards; honoring Hubbard Radio’s WTOP-FM, Washington, D.C. for its long-term commitment to community service with the Crystal Heritage Award; and the presentation of the Engineering Achievement Awards and Service to Broadcast Engineering Achievement Award to individuals for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the broadcast industry.
Emceed by 94.7 Fresh FM morning show host Tommy McFLY, the event featured a special live performance by 2016 ACM New Group of the Year, country music band Old Dominion, known for chart-topping hits like “Break Up With Him” and “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart.”