District 1

Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary State.

KAAL-TV Rochester/Austin (District 1) KAAL-TV partnered with Toys For Toys 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 32,790 toys to 9,742 children. Recently, several of the KAAL-TV staff donated over 13 units of blood during a Mayo Clinic Blood Bank.

KIMT-TV Rochester (District 1) KIMT-TV partnered with various organizations including Salvation Army, The Landing MN and Limb Lab Foundation and raised money and awareness through various events including a golf tournament, gala and bell ringing. In total, KIMT helped to raise over $1.1 million dollars for community organizations in 2023.

Townsquare Media stations Rochester (District 1) Townsquare Media stations in Rochester partnered with various organizations including Gage Elementary School, Neighborhood Resource Center, United Way of Olmsted County, Paws & Claws Humane Society, Salvation Army Rochester and many more. The stations along with their employees volunteered and donated items like backpacks, picking up litter during the, “A Litter Bit Better Campaign,” ringing bells for the Salvation Army Rochester and cleaning and organizing the local animal shelter.

iHeartMedia stations Rochester (District 1) iHeartMedia Rochester stations were a media sponsor of the Southeast Minnesota Toys For Tots campaign. The Toys for Tots campaign collected 32,790 toys that were distributed to 9,742 children in eight counties in Southeastern Minnesota. The toy collection set a new record for total toys collected and children supported in 2023.

KEYC-TV Mankato (District 1) KEYC-TV is actively involved in supporting various community organizations like United Way, Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and Toys For Tots. This includes producing campaign videos for the organizations, volunteering as board members, running several PSA’s, ringing bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign and collecting toys and monetary donations for Toys for Tots.

Alpha Media Luverne (District 1) Over the past year, KQAD-AM was involved with the Luverne Lions Club Annual Fundraiser. Their station helped to raise over $5,000 during this annual campaign.

Absolute Communications Worthington (District 1) Stations hosted their annual Beach Bash event which raised over $30,000 which is donated to various community organizations.

KTTC-TV Rochester (District 1) KTTC-TV’s Eagles Cancer Telethon raised $926,331. 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.

Radio Mankato stations (District 1) Radio Mankato’s, KXAC-FM, KDOG-FM and KATO-FM and staff get involved with the Climb 2 Feed Kids event with proceeds supporting the mission of Feeding Our Communities Partners who’s mission it is to alleviate hunger and food insecurity for youth. In 2023, the event raised $95,000. Radio Mankato’s stations also support the event with on-air interviews, radio spots and emceeing the event.

Leighton Broadcasting (Districts 1,6,7) All Leighton Broadcasting stations in Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud, and Winona 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 over $1,000,000 since the campaign’s inception.  The “Gratitude On Repeat” campaign recipients include Stevens Community Medical Center, Dreams for Kids, Ottertail County Sherriff Posse, Tri-County Humane Society, and Winona Area Public School Foundation.

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.