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WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today that entries are being sought for the 14th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards, an event that recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner held Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center.
Categories for the Service to America Awards include:
Service to America Community Awards for Radio and Television, honoring broadcasters for individual campaigns, projects or programs that serve the public good or otherwise provide exemplary service to their local communities.
Service to Children Awards for Radio and Television,recognizing broadcasters for outstanding programs, campaigns and public service announcements that serve the children of their communities.
Service to America Television Award,acknowledging a television station for the totality of its efforts and commitment to excellence in serving its community.
For information on awards criteria and entry rules, click here.
About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., Bonneville International Corporation, and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones, legendary rock star Sir Elton John, former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, among others have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at www.nabef.org/ServicetoAmerica.
About Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
In 1923, Stanley E. Hubbard began his first foray into commercial radio through his fledgling, 50-watt radio station, WAMD ("Where all Minneapolis Dances"). It was a humble beginning to what has become one of the most respected, family-owned broadcast corporations in the world. Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Hubbard Broadcasting now operates 21 radio stations in Chicago, Washington, DC, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cincinnati and St. Louis, as well as twelve television stations in Minnesota, New York and New Mexico.
In addition to radio and television broadcast stations, other Hubbard Broadcasting companies include the satellite and cable networks ReelzChannel (launched in 2006) and Ovation TV, F&F Productions and the Hubbard Radio Network, which is used to distribute KSTP-AM's local talk shows to radio affiliates in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
About Bonneville International
Founded in 1964, Bonneville International (www.bonneville.com) owns and operates 12 radio stations in the Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL-Television (NBC affiliate) 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 by structuring its business model on the three principles of building its people, making a difference in the community, and meeting aggressive financial goals, Bonneville has a tradition of award-winning commitment to the communities it serves. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Bonneville is a national leader in providing quality, values-oriented media products.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at www.nabef.org.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.