The NAB Education Foundation announced station winners of its annual Service to America Awards. They will be presented at a dinner in June at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
The awards are presented to broadcasters for community and charitable efforts.
Hubbard Radio’s KSTP(FM) of Minneapolis won the Service to Children Award for fundraising for children’s medical research. KSTP also earned the honor in 2008.
“KSTP(FM) has raised money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare,” NAB stated. “Fundraisers included KS95 for Kids Radiothon, KS95’s Change for Kids Finale and the KS95 for Kids Golf Tournament. Other initiatives included the Torchlight 5K and school supply and toy drives.”
Pamplin Communications-owned KPAM(AM) in Portland, Ore., won a Service to Community Award.
“Operation: Santa Claus raised money to provide financial assistance to members of the armed forces and their families. All contributions went to the Salvation Army’s ‘Home Front War Relief Program.’ In five days, over $131,000 was raised. More than a half-million dollars have been raised since the program’s inception in 2004.”
On the TV side, the Service to Community Award went to KOMU, the University of Missouri TV station in Columbia, Mo. that raised $315,000 to fly aging veterans to Washington to see veterans’ memorials. Recipient of the Service to Children Award was WWMT, a TV station in Kalamazoo, Mich. whose Caring for Kids campaign encouraged registration in state health insurance programs.
The Service to America Television Award went to WRAZ of Durham, N.C.