For Immediate Release
February 16, 2011

Robert McFarland





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Manassas, VA – KICY-AM/FM will receive the prestigious NRB Milestone Award during the March1st Banquet at the NRB Convention & Exposition.   

“Just a year after Alaska become admitted into the Union, forward-thinking pastors founded KICY in the regional hub of Nome,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “More than five decades later, KICY’s signal still reaches Alaska and the Russian Far East with the life-giving words of the Gospel.”

On Easter Sunday, April 17th, 1960, KICY AM-850 signed on with the words, “Faith comes by hearing. And hearing by the Word of God.” This fulfilled the dream of connecting the many villages of arctic, Western Alaska with a radio station. Today, KICY is a commercial, Clear-Channel 50,000 watt facility with the only international license ever granted by the FCC, which provides KICY and the Covenant Church an amazingly powerful tool to share the Gospel with our Russian Brothers and Sisters. And they, in turn, have responded with great joy and appreciation.

Longevity in any field is becoming a rarity, and exemplary service in Christian broadcasting for 50 years—or more—is a feat worthy of recognition and applause. With the Milestone Award, NRB desires to honor the industry pioneers who brought Christian communications to the place of respect and achievement it enjoys today.

About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2011 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 26 – March 1, 2011. For registration and other Convention information go to:

About NRB
The National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB) is the preeminent association of Christian communicators working to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel, which promotes standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability. NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. NRB is a non-partisan international association of Christian communicators, representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. 
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