Cox, Air 1 Take Home Service To America Prizes


This week, the NAB Education Foundation held its annual Celebration of Service to America Awards in Washington, D.C. CMG’s WEDR-FM in Hollywood, FL, and Air 1 Media’s KZLV-FM in San Antonio took home awards for radio. Watch a highlight video of the event HERE, which includes an award for, and performance by, Jon Bon Jovi. Here are the details of the WEDR and KZLV wins…

WEDR-FM Hollywood, FL
Cox Media Group
Every year, WEDR/99 JAMZ prepares children to go back to school through a four-week “Back to School Backpack Tour.” In 2016, WEDR partnered with several local organizations to provide 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for underprivileged children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The station also provides an after-school program called “Fore-Life,” which teaches children to golf, as well as disciplinary and math skills. Through the “99 JAMZ Student of the Week” contest, WEDR encourages students to perform well academically. Students with a GPA of 3.5 and above were eligible to enter the student of the week contest. The winner gets to co-host the Wednesday night show’s “Top 8@8 Countdown” and also receives $100 and 99 JAMZ gear.

KZLV-FM San Antonio 
K-LOVE and Air 1 Media
The KZLV “Share the Love” campaign engaged listeners in thanking and assisting those who serve in their community, as well as increasing their own levels of service. The campaign activated hundreds of volunteers for numerous organizations, including the San Antonio Parks Department, St. PJ’s Children’s Home, Haven for Hope homeless shelter, and many others. The station helped provide 2,000 families with packs containing enough food to feed a family of four for a week. The K-LOVE Crisis Response Care program was developed to support first responders and assist with their emotional needs. The program included critical incident stress management training for first responders and community volunteers. KZLV further served their community during their random acts of appreciation and gratitude campaign in February.


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