National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation Celebration of Service to America Awards
Contact: Dave Maurer 989-737-5096
May 28, 2020
Washington, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation revealed today the finalists for the 2020 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be announced in late August.
“America’s radio and television stations’ dedication to public service shines brightly in local communities every day, and continually ensures the safety and well-being of viewers and listeners,” said NAB Leadership Foundation President Michelle Duke. “We look forward to celebrating broadcasters who have gone above and beyond to serve communities and families in need, and we are thrilled to honor broadcasters’ service with audiences across the country.”
100.5 & 790 Newsradio WSGW is one of two finalists in its category:
Service to Community Award for Radio – Medium Market
Alpha Media’s WSGW Saginaw, Mich. – “WSGW’s Sharing Hope Radiothon”
iHeartMedia’s WRVE-FM, WGY-AM, WGY-FM Latham, N.Y. – “News Radio 810 and 103.1 WGY and 99.5 The River’s 2019 Cares for Kids Radiothon”
The 2020 Celebration of Service to America Awards, previously scheduled for June 9, has been reimagined as a pre-recorded event, accessible online and available for broadcast stations to air on a specific date in late August. Through partnership with Hollywood production company Trailer Park, the NAB Leadership Foundation will produce a broadcast-quality program showcasing the exceptional public service exhibited by local radio and television stations throughout the U.S. The 2020 Celebration of Service to America Award winners will be announced for the first time during the program, and all eight category finalists will be highlighted for their excellence in community service.
WSGW has also just received another national award. The station was one of ten finalists across the country and won the 2020 National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Award for Excellence in Community Service.
The Crystal Award was won for documentation of the station's various community partnerships in the Great Lakes Bay Region throughout 2019.