WDGY-AM Twin Cities (District 4) In celebration of their 100th anniversary, WDGY-AM/FM is celebrating with the Power of 100 campaign where a non-profit is highlighted each week. Recently, staff from WDGY made a drop off of food during the Salvation Army's 2 Million Pounds Food Drive.
KSTP-TV Twin Cities (District 4,5) Through its Feeding Minnesota campaign, KSTP-TV raised $76,573 for Matter and Minnesota Central Kitchen. Throughout the Holiday season, KSTP-TV's Stuff the Sleigh campaign collected enough toys and monetary donations to help 12,000 kids through the Salvation Army-Northern Division. KSTP supports a variety of non-profits throughout the year which included highlighting them during the Why We Give campaign.
KSTP-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) KSTP-FM hosted the KS95 for Kids Radiothon to benefit the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and Gillette Children's Hospital. The Radiothon raised $1,012,846. KSTP-FM has also been recognized with an NAB Marconi Award and NAB Crystal Award. These awards recgnize stations for excellence in radio and year-round community service. KSTP-FM will also receive the Service to America Award in June 2023.
KTMY-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) KTMY-FM and its listeners raised $125,000 during its Project Down and Dirty campaign. Proceeds from Project Down and Dirty campaign benefit Twin Cities Film Fest, Face to Face, One Heartland and Alexandra House. KTMY-FM was also recognized as an NAB Crystal Radio Award Winner which recgnizes excellence in year-round community service.
WCCO-AM Twin Cities (District 4,5) WCCO-AM raised $330,000 for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities during its annual Hunger Mission Radiothon. $4.1 million has been raised over 20 years of the Hunger Mission Radiothon for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities.
WCCO-AM, KZJK-FM, KMNB-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) WCCO, KZJK and KMNB partnered with Second Harvest Heartland during its Kick Hunger Day Radiothon. The Kick Hunger Day Radiothon raised $467,560 for Second Harvest Heartland and food shelves across Minnesota.
KMWE-LD Twin Cities (District 4,5) KMWE Telemundo MInnesota led a back-to-school backpack collection which collected backpacks and school supplies. Backpacks and supplies were given to Hispanic school students in the community.
WCCO-TV Twin Cities (District 4,5) WCCO-TV raised raised $838,513 for Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) during their Home for the Holidays campign. MACV's mission is to end veteran homelessness in Minnesota. Over $3 million has been raised for MACV in the six years that that Home for the Holidays campaign has taken place.
KDWB-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) KDWB-FM partnered with YouthLink and local businesses to grant holiday wishes to families and individuals all across the Twin Cities. These are people who may not be able to afford Christmas gifts or are facing financial hardships in general. Gifts were donated to 18 families in need based off of over 750 Christmas Wish submissions. Over $50,000 was raised to help purchase the gifts for the Christmas Wish program.
KTCZ-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) For over 30 years, Cities 97.1 has been dedicated to helping Local Minnesota Charities and it was no different in 2022. Throughout the year, Cities 97.1 highlighted eight different local charities/non-profits during a six-week media campaign, valued at $35,000 each, to help raise money and awareness for the selected organizations. The Cities Gives Back organizations included Hope Dental Clinic, American Parkinson's Disease Association - MN Chapter, Ruff Start Rescue, Abby's Hope, Avenues for Youth, Pinky Swear Foundation, Women's Advocate and Caring Hearts in Action.
KFXN-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) In partnership with the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, KFXN's shows broadcasted live from Scheel's in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and invited its listeners to make toy or financial donations. Sixteen pallets of toys were collected during the 2022 event which was a new record.
KEEY-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) KEEY-FM along with its listeners and partners raised $1.1 million during the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon to help them fight childhood cancer. KEEY stops all normalcy for two days and talks about the Hospital and asks listeners to donate by becoming a "Partner in Hope." It is the single biggest radiothon that the hospital does anywhere in America.
KARE-TV Twin Cities (District 4,5) KARE-TV's annual campaign for Toys For Tots collected 230,000 toys and $216,000 in financial donations. Their recent campaign was able to help 130,000 kids in the community.
KQRS-FM, KXXR-FM, WGVX-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) During the pandemic, stations donated tens of thousands of dollars in free advertising to their business partners to help them communicate business hours during the lockdown. As the pandemic began to lift, their Back to Work Minnesota campaign offered free job listings to businesses.