Top 40 KHQT-FM (HOT 103.1)/Las Cruces recently won the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Excellence in Broadcasting Award for their public service campaign for their annual “Pack the Van Food Drive.” With the award came the opportunity to give more back to the local community, as the New Mexico Broadcasters Association awarded winners of the public service campaign $2,000 that would go towards helping the organization affiliated with the campaign. The station gave Casa De Peregrinos a check for $2,000 to help the non-profit emergency food program serving local residents.
Adams-Las Cruces Market Manager Mike Jenson said, “Local radio and its people provide unique opportunities to help their community. This is an example. Radio matters and radio connects with the community. Great job and congrats to our KHQT Hot 103.1 team in its support of our local food bank Casa De Peregrinos.”
In addition, HOT 103.1 took home New Mexico Broadcasters Association Excellence in Broadcasting awards for Best Morning Show, Social Media Integration, Public Service Announcement, and Station of The Year.