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Release Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:54 PM
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NAB Announces WHUR-FM as Crystal Radio Award Winner

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2013) – For the third time, WHUR-FM 96.3 was awarded the Crystal Radio Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). The award recognizes radio stations for outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

This year’s recipients were chosen from among 50 finalists. The 10 stations were honored at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon on April 9 in Las Vegas.

“This prestigious award from the National Association of Broadcasters is a great honor for WHUR,” said Jim Watkins, general manager of the Howard University Radio Network. “WHUR prides itself on being an active part of the Washington community and we are grateful to our listeners who help us to achieve excellence in community outreach.”

WHUR 96.3 FMHoward University is Washington’s only stand-alone radio station and one of the few university-owned commercial radio stations in America. Broadcasting since 1971 to nearly 500,000 listeners daily in five states, the station can be heard around the globe on the web at


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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