NAB Names Service To America Award Winners
March 31, 2010 at 7:07 AM (PT)
THE NAB EDUCATION FOUNDATION announced the winners of the 12th annual Service to America Awards. Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America Awards dinner on MONDAY, JUNE 14th at the HYATT REGENCY WASHINGTON on CAPITOL HILL.
The celebration recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters.
"Day in and day out, broadcasters across AMERICA demonstrate a commitment to community service and charitable fundraising that no other business or technology can match," said NAB Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH. "THE NAB EDUCATION FOUNDATION looks forward to honoring this latest group of radio and television stations for their outstanding programming initiatives and public service campaigns that shine a spotlight on the enduring importance of free and local broadcasting."
The radio award winners are HUBBARD Hot AC KSTP/MINNEAPOLIS and PAMPLIN News/Talk KPAM-A/PORTLAND, OR.
KSTP is a 2008 recipient of the Service to Children Award, and is being honored once again for their outstanding community service during the 2009 calendar year. KSTP has raised money for the CHILDREN'S CANCER RESEARCH FUND and GILLETTE CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE. 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.
KPAM-A's 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.
Details about the CELEBRATION OF SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARDS are available at www.nabef.org/ServicetoAmerica.