On Dec. 5, the eve of the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation held a ceremony in St. Louis to present the first ever Dred Scott Freedom Awards. Among the 14 recipients was Dick Bott, founder and chairman of Bott Radio Network. Bott received the Dred Scott Freedom Award for Religious Broadcasting.
According to the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, the award recognizes “individuals and organizations that have contributed to the improvement of society in their chose fields and for civil rights.”
“Bott Radio Network is honored to have its Founder Dick Bott recognized for his dedication, commitment and leadership in the areas of civil rights and religious broadcasting,” the company said in a press release.
The Bott Radio Network is a provider of Christian talk radio for more than 100 stations across 15 states with a goal to “broadcast quality Bible teaching with Christian news and information.”