For Immediate Release
February 16, 2011

Robert McFarland




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

“Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s WDAC-FM has exemplified faithfulness to its mission for more than five decades,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “From its founding, the men and women who have served there have honored the Name of the Lord through their commitment to the cause of Christ.”

WDAC-FM signed on the air on December 13, 1959 from its studios, transmitter and tower in Lancaster, PA. In 1959, WDAC was the first FM station in the Lancaster area providing commercial programming at a time when virtually no car radios and few table radios had an FM band. Today, over 90% of all radio listening in the station's service area is FM listening. WDAC gained the distinction in recent years of being the #1 Christian radio station in the United States based on percentage of metro share.

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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