Congratulations to Hubbard Radio LLC KIKV-FM Alexandria, Minn. for becoming a 2015 Crystal Radio Award finalist.
"KIKV-FM, a 100,000 watt regional country music, news and information station, serves nine
counties located in the heartland of Minnesota, surrounded by vacationland and farm
country. KIKV-FM’s powerful signal reaches 100,000 listeners across 24,000 square miles.
Since 1992, Arbitron has rated KIKV-FM number one of 10 area radio stations. In 2014,
KIKV-FM assisted local charities in raising over $1,295,319.00, collected 20,000 pounds
of food and 2,563 winter clothing items for needy families, helped the Red Cross collect
9,396 units of blood and publicized charitable initiatives across nine counties. The on-air
support for community appeals exceeded $100,000. In addition, over 13,000 public service
announcements valued at $217,000 were broadcasted. KIKV-FM’s public affairs program,
Community Focus, examined issues of local concern and featured 142 guests representing
75 organizations. KIKV-FM’s most comprehensive public service initiative is its annual 23-
hour radiothon to End Child Abuse, raising $48,000 in 2014. Since the first radiothon in
1991, over $967,000 has been raised. KIKV-FM’s positive community image is reinforced
by its dedicated staff of 13, who give generously of their time and energy to the towns,
cities and counties they serve. KIKV-FM, a powerful voice helping to enrich the lives of its
listeners for 44 years."