Jacobs Media Honors WLEN As 'Most Innovative'
May 8, 2015 at 4:45 AM (PT)
Each week, JACOBS MEDIA honors an "innovative" member of our business. This week, they've chosen LENAWEE BROADCASTING AC WLEN/ADRIAN, MI, writing, "Finding ways to truly serve local communities is one of the basic tenets of being a broadcaster. Many stations across the country do wonderful work helping raise funds for charitable organizations, helping individuals caught in difficult circumstances, and providing valuable information in times of crisis.
"But very few stations take that mission to heart like WLEN in ADRIAN, MI. Privately owned by the KOEHN family since its inception, WLEN focuses on being a source of assistance for the people, organizations and businesses in LENAWEE COUNTY, and is not just surviving but thriving by staying true to its mission. So often we read about the biggest stations across the country, owned by the largest companies. But institutions like WLEN continue to prove that the spirit of radio is alive and well in smaller markets, and that the torch is being carried by family-owned stations you’ve never heard of.
"WLEN was honored in 2010 as THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS Small Market Station of the Year, won CRYSTAL AWARDS for excellence in community service, and received its second Service to America Award -- which honors stations for excellence in serving the children of their community -- in 2009. Most recently, WLEN received an NAB Crystal Heritage Award in LAS VEGAS, honoring stations that have won five of these coveted awards."