830 WCCO-AM to receive 2015 Service to America Award from the National Association of Broadcaster’s Education Foundation (NABEF). The award will be presented at the annual awards banquet in Washington D.C. on June 16, 2015
The Service to America Award honors radio and television broadcasters for campaigns, projects or programs that service the public good or otherwise provide exemplary service to their local communities. Through PSA’s, events and fundraisers 830 WCCO-AM helped the hungry through year-round outreach. With “Let’s Kick Hunger Day,” WCCO engaged listeners, celebrities and charity groups to replenish food shelves across 59 counties. Teaming up with local congregations, civic groups, corporations and listeners, WCCO helped power the month-long Food Share campaign, the largest food drive in the country. In partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers, WCCO supported the “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive,” which collected 1.73 million pounds of food. Finally, the 11th Annual Union Gospel Mission Radio-thon featured stories of those whose lives had been touched by such efforts and broke a new record, providing help for the homeless, poor and addicted.
“It’s an honor that our peers recognize and appreciate the excellence we try to achieve on WCCO every day. I’m very proud of our staff,” said WCCO Program Director, Bob Shomper.
About 830 WCCO-AM
WCCO-AM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 117 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates KMNB and KZJK in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
About the NABEF
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at www.nabef.org.