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WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today that entries are being sought for the 2005 Service to America Awards. Finalists and winners will be honored at the Service to America Awards Gala, which will be held Monday, June 13, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
The celebration is part of the Service to America Summit, an event that recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters. The 2005 Service to America Call for Entries is available on the NABEF Web site at www.nabef.org.
"Local radio and television broadcasters generate an astounding $9 billion in community service each year. Once a year, we honor broadcasters and their partnership organizations for the outstanding ways they serve their communities," said NAB President and CEO Edward O. Fritts.
The Service to America Summit is sponsored and produced by the NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, the summit has recognized former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Details about the Summit are available at www.nabef.org.
Founded in 1964, Bonneville operates 20 radio stations in the Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL-TV in Salt Lake City. Bonneville's motto is "do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun." In addition to competing aggressively in major market broadcasting, Bonneville has a tradition of commitment to community.
NABEF exists to conduct long-range research and education projects related to the future of the broadcasting industry. The Foundation's areas of interest include economic, social and technological research; educational and training programs with an emphasis on increasing diversity; and First Amendment issues.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.