RICK CRANDALL HONORED WITH REX HOWELL AWARD
DENVER, CO – The Colorado Broadcasters Association’s mission has been to “build a stronger broadcast industry” since 1949. Today, one of the most well-known CBA events is the annual “Awards of Excellence,” honoring broadcasters’ service to the community. KEZW is proud to announce Rick Crandall, Program Director and host of “The Breakfast Club,” as the 2012 recipient of the Rex Howell Award for Broadcaster of the Year.
Rick Crandall has been a staple of Denver’s broadcast community since he joined team KEZW in 1991. Since then, Rick has become an integral part of his listeners’ lives, travelling as far as South Africa with listeners on the now famous “Listener Trips.” Rick’s morning show, “The Breakfast Club,” has grown so popular it’s currently one of the top rated Adult Standards morning shows in the nation. He has earned numerous awards including the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Adult Standards Station of the Year, and the Colorado Broadcasters Association Harry Hoth Award for Public Service.
Throughout his broadcast career, Rick, a veteran himself, has actively supported Colorado veterans. KEZW proudly sponsors several annual events including Valentine’s for Veterans, Operation Christmas Joy, Veteran’s Fair, and Veteran’s Day Salute. Perhaps one of Rick’s biggest achievements both as a veteran and a radio personality, was raising the $2 million needed to begin construction of the Colorado Freedom Memorial, a site commemorating the nearly 6,000 Colorado soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
“We at Entercom are thrilled that Rick has won this well-deserved award for his outstanding performance as a broadcaster,” says Amy Griesheimer, Entercom Denver’s Market Manager. “Rick Crandall is such an inspiration to his listeners and colleagues; he is truly the heart of KEZW.”
Award video presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0usw34gchq0vxld/Rick_CBA_Award_Final.mp4
Colorado Freedom Memorial Website: http://www.cfmf.net/home.asp