Friday, April 10, 2015

Twin Cities Radio: WCCO To Honored For Public Service

WCCO 830 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,”

Bob Shomper
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.

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