District 1

Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary State.

KAAL-TV Rochester/Austin (District 1) KAAL-TV partnered with Toys For Tots for a two-month long collection of toys and monetary donations which included toy drop offs at the station. The Toys For Tots campaign of Southeast Minnesota distributed 27,195 toys to 7,902 children.

Townsquare Media stations Rochester (District 1) Townsquare Media stations in Rochester partnered with the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center's "A Litter Bit Better" program to help pick up litter and garbage. The "A Litter Bit Better" program was started to help prevent water pollution by eliminating litter-causing behavior in the City of Rochester.

KRCH-FM, KMFX-FM, KFAN-AM Rochester (District 1) iHeartMedia Rochester stations were a media sponsor of the Southeast Minnesota Toys For Tots campaign. The campaign covered eight counties in Southeast Minnesota. In 2022, they helped distribute 27,195 toys which helped 7,602 children across eight counties. iHeartMedia Rochester stations also raised over $1 million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during an annual Radiothon.

KEYC-TV Mankato (District 1) KEYC-TV has a morning newscast segment called Good Morning Giveback every Friday where their anchors select a local non-profit organization to feature. The segment highlights the mission of the organization, who the organization serves and how to donated or get involved. A local business who supports each specific organization is also featured int he segment. KEYC-TV is also heavily involved with Toys For Tots and the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in raising money and awareness.

KTTC-TV Rochester (District 1) KTTC-TV's Eagles Cancer Telethon raised $1,018,337. Funds raised go to support cancer research at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Hormel Institute for Cancer Research and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.

KCHK-AM/FM New Prague (District 1) KCHK-AM/FM raised $4,157 with their Holiday CD Sampler. Proceeds from the sale of the Holiday CD Sampler goes to Le Sueur County's "Shop With a Cop" program.

KROC-FM Rochester (District 1) KROC-FM partnered with Channel One Food Bank's Empty Bowls Campaign on October 12th and October 13th. Proceeds from the campaign support those living with hunger in 14 counties in Southeastern Minnesota. Radio Mankato and its stations

KATO-FM, KDOG-FM, KTOE-AM/FM, KXLP-FM, KXAC-FM, KFSP-AM/FM (District 1) Radio Mankato stations air the "Keep Kato Strong" segment where they interview local small businesses and local non-profits to talk about adapting throughout the pandemic. Over $200,000 of air-time has been dedicated to this segment over the past year.

Leighton Broadcasting (Districts 1,6,7) All Leighton Broadcasting stations in St. Cloud, Fergus Falls, Alexandria, Winona and Detroit Lakes participated in the "Gratitude on Repeat" campaign which encouraged its listeners to nominate a non-profit to receive $25,000 in radio advertising. This campaign has helped local non-profits raise $1,000,000 since the campaign's inception. The "Gratitude On Repeat" campaign recipients include Alexandria Area YMCA, Cornerstone Community and Youth Center, SOmeplace Safe, Ruff Start Rescue and Home and Community Options.