December 28, 2016

James A. Smith Sr.





 ‘Uncle’ Charlie VanderMeer of Keys for Kids to Receive the 2017 NRB Radio Impact Award

Charlie Vander MeerWASHINGTON (NRB) –  “Uncle” Charlie VanderMeer, Ambassador-At-Large for Keys for Kids, will receive the 2017 NRB Radio Impact Award on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The NRB Radio Impact Award is presented to a person, station, program, network, or ministry that has illustrated over time a consistent and unique impact within the Christian radio industry and/or to the Body of Christ as a whole.

Charlie VanderMeer started with Children’s Bible Hour (now called Keys for Kids Ministries) when he was nine years old in 1943, one year after CBH went on the air. The ministry reaches boys and girls by radio, with printed devotionals in many different languages and with an online website. VanderMeer now serves as Ambassador-At-Large.

The Radio Impact Award is one of 21 awards that will be presented during Proclaim 17, which takes place February 27-March 2, 2017, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando. For the complete list of 2017 award recipients, click here.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. The next Convention, Proclaim 17, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to




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