WBHJ Receives NAB's Service To America Award
April 5, 2012 at 6:57 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP Top 40/Rhythmic WBHJ (95.7 JAMZ)/BIRMINGHAM has been awarded the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTER's "Service to America Service to Children Award." The award recognizes JAMZ's outstanding programs, campaigns and public service announcements produced for the benefit of local children.
Over the years, WBHJ has put the spotlight on BIRMINGHAM's youth to promote education and community involvement, and answer to children in need. Through on-air promotions, liners and live and recorded breaks, WBHJ supports the annual Back to School Rally, which supplies disadvantaged children with school supplies and Diploma Day, in partnership with THE MARANATHAN ACADEMY, to encourage high school drop-outs to enroll in programs to obtain their GEDs.
At the holidays through PROJECT SANTA, WBHJ provides children in need with CHRISTMAS gifts. WBHJ also played a role in prevention, with on-air personalities visiting schools to speak about the importance of education and libraries to read to children as part of the summer JAMZ Reading Program.
"I am so proud of the work the entire 95.7 JAMZ team does day in and day out in serving the youth in our community," said VP/Market Mgr. DAVID DUBOSE. "Our personalities volunteer to mentor children from at-risk families, and we are always the first to respond during times of crisis, most recently replacing playground equipment at tornado damaged CENTERPOINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Our Program Director, MARY K, has a motto of putting our listeners first, and in turn the listeners have rewarded 95.7JAMZ by ranking the radio station #1 for 48 ARBITRON rating books in a row."