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Christian Family Radio (CFR) has been named 2021 Station of the Year by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA). During it’s Annual Excellence in Broadcasting Awards, broadcasted November 22, a total of 15 awards were given across radio, TV, and technology categories. CFR was also nominated for best morning show, “Mornings with Derek and Bridget” show was nominated for best morning show.
The Station of the Year award recognizes a radio station for overall service to its listenership with criteria based on public service and community involvement, entertainment values, thoroughness, production, promotions, listener interaction, digital, social, and overall delivery.
“This type of recognition affirms our core value—that media should strengthen our community, and if there ever was a time the community needs strengthening it’s now,” states Bridget Kehrt-Groce, Executive Director of CFR. “It’s been exciting to be congratulated by colleagues across the nation who are so grateful that a faith-based media outlet is receiving this type of recognition.”
Of the 393 Kentucky-based radio stations, 97 are faith-based according to website radio-locator.com.
“KBA has incredible members, so for our peers to value our work and single us out this way is truly a gift,” Kehrt-Groce shares.
Programming Director for CFR, Derek Gregory, remarks “After 2020, like most non-profits and organizations, we had to figure out how to do more with less staff, so we took the time to revisit our core mission and narrow our focus to do fewer things with more excellence. I’m incredibly proud of what we call ‘Team CFR’—our staff, donors, board members, volunteers, and listeners—because it took all of them to make a year like 2021 possible. Without everyone contributing in some way, this award isn’t possible.”
This designation is not the only accolade CFR has received this year, having been named a top-three finalist for Small Market Station of the Year by the national organization Christian Music Broadcasters.
About CFR: Christian Family Radio is a listener-supported broadcast ministry with a studio at 1407 Scottsville Rd. in Bowling Green. Their signals resonate from Bowling Green (90.7 FM), Glasgow (89.3 FM), Owensboro (91.7 FM), online at www.christianfamilyradio.com and through Christian Family Radio music app. Airing Christian contemporary music, programs like Focus on the Family, and interviews with artists, regional leaders, and local non-profits, CFR impacts the community with life-transforming media.
About KBA: The Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) unites public and commercial radio and television stations across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The purpose of the Kentucky Broadcasters Association is to represent and further the interest of broadcasters, communicate relevant information to broadcasters through meetings and publications, and provide educational services through conventions, workshops, or other appropriate means in order to better serve the public.