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KSTP, KFOG Honored

KSTP, KFOG Honored

The NAB Education Foundation is honoring local broadcasters with its Partnership and Friend in Need Awards. The annual Celebration of Service to America is June 12 in Washington.
The Friend in Need Award recognizes broadcasters for outstanding service in the face of natural disasters and other potentially life-threatening situations.
The Partnership Award is a shared award given to broadcasters and corporate or community partners for exemplary public service.
Hubbard Radio’s KSTP(FM) in St. Paul, Minn., won the Friend in Need honor for its work last summer, after tornadoes hit part of Granite Falls, destroying 41 homes and damaging hundreds more. The station organized a drive to enlist volunteers to donate food, water, supplies, money and time. A 24-hour plea, additional PSAs and Web coverage resulted in some 200 volunteers and trucks full of supplies.
The Partnership Award went to Susquehanna’s KFOG(FM) in San Francisco. In partnership with the Bay Area Food Banks, KFOG since 1994 has produced a “Live from the Archives” CD, which features live rare music tracks recorded at station concerts and events. More than $1.5 million has been raised to provide food for the hungry. Last fall, 35,000 CDs raised a record of more than $400,000.
Muhammad Ali will also be on hand to receive the Leadership Award during the Service to America Summit.

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