Service to America Community Award for Radio Recipients
2016 Cox Radio Group Miami, Fla.
Through PSAs, events and "food-raisers." Cox Radio Group Miami helps feed their community with year-round outreach. By engaging listeners to replenish food shelves in local neighborhoods where the demand is high, Cox feeds an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people weekly. The program reached an estimated 5.2 million pounds of food collected and distributed in 2015 alone.
2015 WCCO-AM Minneapolis, Minn.
Through public service announcements, events and fundraisers, WCCO helped feed the hungry through year-round outreach.
2014 KSTP-FM St. Paul, Minn.
The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund was established after Zach Sobiech’s story was featured on the 2012 KS95 for Kids Radiothon. Through ongoing support by KSTP, the fund has raised more than $750,000 for children’s cancer research.
2013 WQHT-FM New York, New York
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Hot 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation was in first place to respond to the overwhelming needs of the community.
2012 WBLS-FM New York, New York
A lack of awareness and education about health has negatively affected the African-American community. WBLS made strides to turn this around by creating a community health initiative to bring health-related issues into the public eye.
2011 KPLU-FM Tacoma, Wash.
KPLU-FM launched the School of Jazz project to engage jazz professionals with high school jazz bands in western Washington in a mentorship program.
2010 KPAM Portland, Ore.
KPAM-AM’s “Operation Santa Claus” was created to raise money to provide financial assistance to member of the armed forces and their families in Oregon and Southern Washington.
2009 Delmarva Broadcasting Wilmington, Del.
SmartDrive is a driver improvement program conceived by Delmarva Broadcasting Company in response to a rash of preventable teen vehicle deaths.