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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Announces National Awards for Community Engagement

  • For Immediate Release on April 29, 2009

Washington, D.C. -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced the recipients of the My Source Community Impact Awards for Engagement.

The My Source Community Impact Awards for Engagement were created by CPB to give well-deserved recognition to stations for their commitment and responsiveness to their communities, providing innovative services - on-air, online, and in-person - that have measureable results.

"From the economy to the environment, from health concerns to arts education, public broadcasting stations are a trusted source of information and engagement for all Americans," said Pat Harrison, president and CEO of CPB. "CPB congratulates these stations for their outstanding work."

Stations determined the needs in their area and worked with local partners to maximize the impact on their communities.

The range of projects included stations organizing public park cleanups and forums on alternative energy solutions, hosting health care discussions and distributing information on local medical care services, and collecting and refurbishing musical instruments for underprivileged middle and high school students. Many stations provided emergency response broadcasts and services for a wide range of circumstances such as a salmonella outbreak, a blizzard and forest fires.

CPB will honor these stations at the Public Radio Development and Marketing Conference on July 8 in San Diego, California.

Award-Winning Stations

KTOO Juneau, AK

KBAQ/KJZZ Tempe, AZ

KVCR San Bernardino, CA

KPBS San Diego, CA

KSDS San Diego, CA

KRZA Alamosa, CO

WAMU Washington, DC

WGCU Fort Myers, FL

WMFE Orlando, FL

WUSF Tampa, FL

WBUR Boston, MA

WDET Detroit, MI

WTIP Grand Marais, MN

Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul

KJLU Jefferson City, MO

WUNC Chapel Hill, NC

WBGO Newark, NJ

KUNV Las Vegas, NV

WSKG Binghamton, NY

WNED Buffalo

WNYC New York, NY

WGUC Cincinnati, OH

KQAC Portland, OR

Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland

WYEP Pittsburgh, PA

Nashville Public Radio, TN

Texas Public Radio, San Antonio

WMRA Harrisonburg, VA

Vermont Public Radio, Colchester

WGDR Plainfield, VT

WUWM Milwaukee, WI

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