NAB LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES
2019 SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARD WINNERS
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF), formerly the NAB Education Foundation, announced today the winners of the 2019 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner, held Tuesday, June 11 at The Anthem in Washington, D.C.
“America’s local radio and television stations have a deeply rooted commitment to public service,” said NABLF President Marcellus Alexander. “This year’s STA winners epitomize broadcasters’ devotion to positively impacting their communities and creating a lasting difference. We look forward to recognizing their exceptional work.”
Service to Community Award for Radio – Major Market
WMMR-FM Philadelphia, Pa., “Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger”
Beasley Media Group
Philadelphia is among the poorest of the top ten American cities. While food insecurity is decreasing across the rest of the country, the city is home to more hungry people than ever before, and the number is growing. Preston and Steve, WMMR’s top-rated morning hosts, decided to do something about it and the annual “Camp Out for Hunger” was created. Now in its 21st year, “Camp Out” is the largest single location food drive in America, generating millions of meals. The 2018 Preston & Steve Camp Out for Hunger collected food and cash donations that translated into over 2 million meals for the hungry.