Service to Children Award for Radio Recipients

2017 WEDR-FM Hollywood, Fla.

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.

2016 WYXT-FM Southfield, Mich.

Since 2012, WXYT-FM’s Student Heart Check program has helped raise money and awareness for student athletes at risk of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – an acute, life threatening heart condition. Through fundraising efforts the program has reached the goal of purchasing a mobile cardiac unit which will increase the availability of these life-saving screenings.

2015 KEX-AM Tigard, Ore.

Since 1987, the KEX Kids Fund has provided eyeglasses and hearing aids to children whose families cannot afford them in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

2014 WLEN-FM Adrian, Mich.

WLEN-FM is committed to building strong generations and has done so through innovative programs that build children’s confidence, provide relief and comfort and widen available avenues.

2013 WGY Latham, N.Y.

Each year, WGY organizes the WGY Christmas Wish Campaign with particular attention to critical care services and recreation programs for ill, underprivileged and homeless youth.

2012 WBHJ-FM Birmingham, Ala.

WBHJ has put the spotlight on Birmingham’s youth, making it their mission to promote education and community development to benefit the children of its community.

2011 WHUR-FM Washington, D.C.

WHUR is rooted in the concept of “It Takes a Village.” Using that theme in 2010, the radio station wrapped numerous service programs around the Washington, D.C., region’s neediest kids.

2010 KSTP-FM St. Paul, Minn.

Through the KS95 for Kids Radiothon and other activities, KSTP-FM has raised more than $10 million for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

2009 WLEN-FM Adrian, Mich.

Every day, WLEN serves children of all ages in their community. The station sponsors a number of events and initiatives for children, including youth-produced PSAs, student internships and special broadcasts.

2008 KSTP-FM St. Paul, Minn.

First held in 1999, the annual KS95 for Kids Radiothon is a year-round partnership between KSTP, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

2007 WLEN-FM Adrian, Mich.

WLEN is consistently there to meet the needs of local children. The station hosts numerous events and activities throughout the year to help children learn and grow.

2006 KVAK-FM/AM Valdez, Alaska

The KVAK Kids Club engages local school children, in the 4th through 6th grades, in activities to help promote community service.

2005 WBAL Baltimore, Md.

Through WBAL’s “Radio Kids Campaign,” millions of dollars have been raised to satisfy the diverse needs of children through summer camps, neighborhood family centers, meals, toys, transportation and so much more.

2005 Special Recognition WLTL-FM LaGrange, Ill.

WLTL-FM, a non-commercial radio station wholly operated by local high school students, broadcasts daily in partnership with the local Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital to provide uplifting programming for sick children.

2004 KVAK Valdez, Alaska

KVAK strives to provide valuable programming and educational opportunities to those in its isolated Alaska community. The station takes a particular interest in the youth of the community it serves.







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