WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today that entries are being sought for the 2006 Service to America Awards. Finalists and winners will be honored at the Service to America Awards Gala, which will be held Monday, June 12, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The Service to America Awards Celebration recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters. The 2006 Service to America Call for Entries is available on the NABEF Web site at www.nabef.org. Entry deadline is February 13, 2006.
"Local radio and television stations generate an astounding $9 billion annually in community service," said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. "In 2005, broadcasters were widely praised for our life-saving coverage of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and for raising more than $200 million in victim relief. NAB's Service to America Celebration serves as a reminder of the invaluable role played in society by local radio and TV stations, and we are honored to recognize broadcasters for their exemplary service to community."
The Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, First Lady Laura Bush, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, and former First Lady Nancy Reagan have been recognized at the event. Details about the Service to America Awards Gala are available at www.nabef.org.
Founded in 1964, Bonneville operates 28 radio stations in the Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL-TV (NBC affiliate) in Salt Lake City. Bonneville's motto is "Do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun." In addition to competing aggressively in major market broadcasting, Bonneville has a nationally recognized tradition of commitment to community. Its three-fold business model is founded on building its people, serving its communities, and achieving aggressive financial goals.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and other timely broadcasting issues.
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