District 1

Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary State.

KAAL-TV Rochester/Austin (District 1) KAAL-TV has partnered with Paint the Town Pink which is an annual campaign to raise funds for breast cancer and other cancer research at the Hormel Institute. Since the inception of this campaign in 2021, $2 million dollars has been raised.

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 2021, they helped distribute 30,231 toys which helped 8,060 children across eight counties. Toys were collected through a series of live radio broadcasts at partnering locations.

KEYC-TV Mankato (District 1) KEYC-TV raised awareness and collected over 270 gift cards for the Holiday Sharing Tree. The Holiday Sharing Tree distributes gift cards to individuals in need throughout Nicollet and Blue Earth Counties.

KTTC-TV Rochester (District 1) KTTC-TV's Eagles Cancer Telethon raised $955,614. Funds raised go to support cancer research at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Hormel Institute at University of Minnesota and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.

KCHK-AM/FM New Prague (District 1) KCHK-AM/FM raised $3,000 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 Let's Go Fishing, Marshmallow Animal Shelter, Habitat For Humanity and The Storm Trail Race Series.