Congratulations to Community Wireless of Park City KPCW-FM Station in Park City, Utah for becoming a 2015 Crystal Radio Award finalist.
"As a nonprofit community licensee, KPCW-FM is literally owned by our listeners. Our
mission is to inform, educate and entertain. We are the only radio station licensed in
Summit County and one of just two broadcasting to Wasatch County, one of the fastest
growing counties in America. Our niche is local news and information. No other radio
broadcaster fills that role in either county. For our community, 2014 was a watershed year.
Following three years of contentious litigation over a lease, the family owned Park City
Mountain Resort was forced to sell to a large out-of-state public ski corporation. As the
town’s leading employer and economic engine, the resort ownership dispute was the
biggest story in town in decades. As the only daily source of immediate information and
with a staff of three (out of a staff of eight) devoted solely to news coverage, KPCW kept
anxious listeners alerted to every significant development and angle. KPCW proved the
continued critical importance of local radio. We provided the town a public forum in which
to learn and express opinions about dynamic changes happening in their community.
When news broke, it broke on KPCW-FM."