The National Association of Broadcasters has named the
winners of its Service to America TV and radio awards, which celebrate
broadcasters' "outstanding community service."
The Service to America Television award goes to Allbritton's
KTUL Tulsa for conducting nearly 50 community service projects from blanket
drives to hunger campaigns.
The Service to Children television award goes Bonneville's
KSL-TV Salt Lake City for its "Read Today" literacy program combining book
donations with efforts to get kids reading at grade level.
The Service to Community television award goes to Scripps'
WFTS Tampa for its "Taking Action Against Domestic Violence" campaign.
A president's special award for "historic
and extraordinary achievement by a broadcaster or group of broadcasters"
goes to the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters and stations in that
state for hostingthe "Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration."
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.