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Radio and television broadcasters serve local communities every day. Stations provide lifeline emergency information, support our military, raise millions for hospitals and cancer research, collect food, clothes and toys, devote air time to election coverage, and promote education. Submit your station's stories to Suzie Raven.


WEAU Creates Memorial Scholarship

Gray’s NBC affiliate WEAU-TV Eau Claire, Wis., raised $83,000 on December 4 in memory of three fourth-grade Girl Scouts and a parent who were killed by an impaired driver as they volunteered for a highway cleanup. The money will be used for a memorial scholarship in their honor.

WCVB Raises $350,000 for Explosion Recovery

Hearst’s ABC affiliate WCVB Boston raised $350,000 on December 4 in the “Relief Fund 5: Explosion Recovery” telethon to support relief efforts after a gas line exploded in the Merrimack Valley.

Cox Tulsa’s Q4 Public Service Valued at $1.9 Million

Cox Media Group (CMG) Tulsa generated $1.9 million of community service in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Fox affiliate KOKI and R.I.P. Medical Debt eliminated $1.3 million of medical debt for Tulsa residents.
  • KJSR-FM held a radiothon on October 26 for the Disabled American Veterans’ (DAV) Oklahoma chapter and was the media sponsor for DAV’s 5K on November 3. The events raised $88,000.
  • KOKI-TV and KRMG-FM promoted and fundraised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night Walk,” which raised $123,000 on November 2. Staffers walked in memory of a colleague who died from blood cancer.
  • KRAV-FM challenged fans of Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma to donate goods during a food drive held November 9 before the teams’ rivalry game. They collected 22,000 meals for the Community Food Bank of Oklahoma.
  • KRMG-FM raised over $300,000 during its 14th annual “Stories of Light” fundraiser, held November 13-15 for the Oklahoma chapter of Make-A-Wish.
  • KWEN-FM morning show host Natalie Cash lived on top of a 35-foot scaffold for three days during the “Bikes for Kids” event. The 1,910 bikes collected are valued at $95,500.

  • KSOS-FM Supports Kids With Incarcerated Parents

    Faith Communications’ KSOS-FM Las Vegas and Hope for Prisoners held a Christmas party on December 13 for 50 families with an incarcerated parent, knowing that 70 percent of kids with incarcerated parents end up in a similar situation. Each family had its own living room Christmas experience with dinner, gifts, music and a decorated Christmas tree. The Nevada Department of Corrections ensured that incarcerated parents could surprise their kids.


    WMMR-FM Collects 1.83 Million Pounds of Food

    Beasley Media Group’s WMMR-FM Philadelphia collected a record 1.83 million pounds of food (913 tons) and nearly $200,000 in the 21st annual “Preston & Steve Camp Out for Hunger,” held November 26 - 30. The donations will provide over 2.2 million meals for people in need.

    Morning Personalities Preston and Steve lived in the Xfinity Live! Philadelphia parking lot all week to solicit donations. Event supporters included U.S. Senators Christopher Coons (DE), and Bob Casey Jr. (PA); Penn. State Senator Larry Farnese; Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney; Philadelphia Flyers players Claude Giroux, James Van Riemsdyk and Travis Konecny; and comedian Dana Gould.

    WSOU Collects 900 Pounds of Food

    Seton Hall University’s WSOU-FM South Orange, N.J., collected 908 pounds of food for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The “Students Change Hunger” drive, held September 17 - December 10, far surpassing the previous record of 640 pounds. It is one of WSOU’s annual community service projects because nearly 1 million New Jersey residents, including 270,000 children, need food assistance.

    Hubbard's KNUC-FM Seattle Collects Six Tons of Food

    Alpha's KLGR-FM Redwood Falls, Minn., Collects 23,000 Pounds of Food

    Scripps' NBC affiliate WPTV West Palm Beach Collects 100 Tons of Food


    KSBW-TV’s Holiday Drive Passes $2 Million

    Hearst’s NBC/ABC affiliate KSBW Salinas, Calif., collected 489 pounds of food, 5,129 toys, and $184,000 in its “Share Your Holiday” event on December 7. In 32 years, KSBW has raised $2.1 million.

    WHWY-FM Collects Toys for Kids Affected by Hurricanes

    Community Broadcasters’ WHWY-FM Fort Walton Beach, Fla., collected a record 2,000 bicycles for Toys for Tots during its eighth annual “Bikes or Bust,” held November 30 - December 3. Afternoon Host Bo Reynolds lived on a 30-foot platform for four days, despite heavy rain, to raise awareness. Four hundred bikes went to the area most impacted by Hurricane Michael.

    KLUC-FM Toy Drive Breaks Records

    Entercom’s KLUC-FM Las Vegas collected $500,000 and filled 37 semi-trucks with toys, including 8,757 bikes during the 20th annual “98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive.” Morning host Chet Buchanan lived on a platform 30 feet high from November 29 - December 10 to raise awareness. On the fifth morning, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys dressed as St. Nick for the St. Nick Kissing Booth.

    Connoisseur Media’s WPLR-FM New Haven, Conn., Holds Record Toy Drive

    Cumulus’ KLIF-FM Dallas Collects $46,000 in Toy Drive


    KUSA Dedicates Three Years to Investigating Hospital Bills

    TEGNA’s NBC affiliate KUSA Denver Investigative Reporter Chris Vanderveen, Investigative Producer Katie Wilcox and Photojournalist/Editor Anna Hewson produced 36 in-depth stories and two hours of prime-time specials for the “Show Us Your Bills” campaign. The investigations highlighted Colorado patients who were charged for medical care in error, some of whom risk their homes and credit ratings for non-payments. The “Show Us Your Bills” investigations have helped viewers correct nearly $300,000 in billing errors. After each KUSA story, dozens of viewers submitted detailed medical bills for inclusion.

    WFOR Documentary Earns duPont Award

    CBS Miami’s WFOR won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its hour-long documentary, “The Everglades: Where Politics, Money and Race Collide.” WFOR spent a year exploring the causes of the contaminated algae in Florida’s Everglades after the toxic blue-green algae shut down beaches and businesses in 2016, prompting an economic crisis and pitting communities against each other.


    WRAL-FM Raises $18 Million in 24 Years

    Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL-FM Raleigh raised $402,000 during its 24th annual radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital, held December 12-13. In total, WRAL-FM has raised $18.1 million for the hospital.

    Houston Cluster Raises $625,000 For Kids Hospital

    Cox Media Group’s (CMG) KKBQ-FM, KGLK-FM, KHPT-FM and KTHT-FM Houston raised $625,000 during a radiothon held December 13-14 for pediatric cancer research, patient care and education at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH).

    WPBG-FM Raises $246,000 for Children’s Hospital

    Alpha Media’s WPBG-FM Peoria, Ill., raised $246,450 during the “Drive for Miracles” held December 6-7 for the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. In 18 years, WPBG has raised more than $4 million dollars for the full-service hospital that treats all children, regardless of their ability to pay.

    “This has become a true labor of love for all of us,” said Market Manager Mike Wild. “It's a genuine passion that is wonderfully supported by our generous listeners and an outstanding philanthropic community!”

    WNSH-FM Fundraises for Children

    Cumulus-owned WNSH-FM New York raised $154,000 for Children’s Miracle Network during its live “Miracle for the Kids” broadcast on December 14.

    “This is one of the most magical days of the year at NASH FM 94.7,” said Program Director John Foxx. “Our community comes together and gives so much hope, love, and support to those who need it the most, the families of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”

    Entercom's WZPL-FM Indianapolis Helps 90 Kids Get Wishes

    Entercom’s WZPL-FM Indianapolis raised enough money during its 22nd annual “Request-A-Thon,” held December 6-7, to allow the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for 90 children.

    iHeartMedia's WMIL-FM Milwaukee Raises $225,000 for St. Jude

    iHeartMedia Milwaukee’s WMIL-FM raised over $225,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a radiothon held December 6-7.

    “The FM106.1 team is so full of passion and love for the kids of St. Jude and the listeners respond each year in such a big way,” said Market President Colleen Valkoun.

    Entercom's KFRG-FM Riverside, Calif., Raises $321,000 for Children’s Hospital

    Entercom’s KFRG-FM Riverside, Calif., raised $321,000 for Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in its 17th annual “K-FROGGERS 4 Kids Radiothon” on December 5. In total, KFRG has raised $6.7 million to support hospital room improvements, including new beds and sleeper chairs for parents.

    Alpha Media's KUPL-FM Portland, Ore., Fundraises for St. Jude

    Alpha Media’s KUPL-FM Portland, Ore., raised $250,000 during a radiothon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on December 7-8. Since 2009, KUPL has raised over $1.2 million for St. Jude.

    “To say I’m proud of this team is an understatement,” said Content Director MoJoe Roberts.

    iHeartMedia San Diego Supports Children's Hospital

    iHeartMedia's WBWL-FM Boston Helps St. Jude’s

    Entercom's WLZL-FM Washington, D.C. Raises $442,000

    Entercom's WDOK-FM Cleveland Raises $224,000 for Children’s Hospital

    Call for Entries: 2019 Celebration of Service to America Awards

    Submit your station’s best community service projects of the past year and win national recognition! Entries are being accepted through March 8, 2019. Winners attend the Celebration of Service to America Awards gala in Washington, D.C., and are honored before members of Congress, FCC leadership and broadcast industry executives. Categories are based on market size. Open to ALL broadcast ownership groups and individual radio and television stations. Enter today.