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April 29, 2021

NAB Leadership Foundation Announces 2021 Celebration of Service to America Awards Finalists

--Finalists donated more than 3,500 hours of airtime, $43 million in funds during 2020--

WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation announced today the finalists for the 2021 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. One winner from each category will be announced during the Celebration of Service to America Awards program.

The 2021 Celebration of Service to America Awards will once again be broadcast on television and radio stations across the country as a special one-hour awards ceremony featuring celebrity guests, past honorees and policymakers. The awards will premiere on July 10, 2021 and run through August 14, 2021.

“America’s local broadcasters’ fundamental commitment to public service continues to shine brighter than ever, and this year’s finalists embody the close bond between stations and their communities.” said NAB Leadership Foundation President Michelle Duke. “We look forward to celebrating these outstanding stations and honoring their critical work informing, supporting and strengthening the public in a year of unparalleled difficulties.”

The 2021 Celebration of Service to America Awards finalists represent 20 states and 28 cities. During 2020, these 28 stations devoted a collective 3,528 hours of airtime to public service and provided more $43,440,000 in funds and donations.

Following is the list of finalists by category:

Service to Community Award for Radio – Ownership Group

  • Summit Media The Power of Radio: Giving a Voice to Silent Victims   
  • iHeartMedia (in partnership with Fox) Living Room Concert   
  • Zimmer Radio Miracle for Kids Radiothon
  • Alpha Media LLC United for Justice  

    Service to Community Award for Television – Ownership Group

  • ABC Owned Television Stations Localish  
  • Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Remarkable Women
  • The E.W. Scripps Company The Rebound
  • Hearst Television Inc. Takes on Systemic Racism

    Service to Community Award for Radio – Large Market

  • WBAL Kids Campaign  
  • KYGO Wants to Talk  
  • KTMY Rebuilds the Neighborhoods
  • WALR Takes on 2020 Election

    Service to Community Award for Television – Large Market

  • KMGH-TV Takes on Public Safety  
  • WKMG-TV Works to Make Ends Meet
  • WISN-TV Feeds the Hungry
  • WCVB-TV Responds to Two Pandemics

    Service to Community Award for Radio – Medium Market

  • WSGW-AM Provides Flood Relief
  • WBHJ Community Clean Up
  • WYCT-FM Offers Hurricane Sally Relief Efforts

    Service to Community Award for Television – Medium Market

  • WKBW-TV Runs Buffalo Strong-Give 7
  • WMC-TV puts School on TV
  • WMTV-TV Makes Commitment to Feed the Hungry  

    Service to Community Award for Radio – Small Market

  • KRIB-AM Lights up the Night
  • KLQL Shares the LUV
  • KNDE-FM 136 Charities, $794,573, One Day  

    Service to Community Award for Television – Small Market

  • WTOK-TV One You. One Me. One Community.
  • KSNT-TV We Together  
  • KTVB-TV Idaho Shares

     

    About NAB Foundation

    The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (formerly the NAB Education Foundation) rebranded in 2018 in recognition of its role in developing broadcasting’s future leaders. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing the industry through leadership, diversity and community service. Learn more at www.nabfoundation.org.

    About NAB

    The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.






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