District 5

Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary State.

KSTP-TV Twin Cities (District 4,5) KSTP supports a variety of charities throughout the year by running Public Service Announcements, and sharing amazing stories demonstrating the impact that these organizations have in the community. KSTP anchors, Minnesota Live and Twin Cities Live hosts also participate in speaking engagements, acting as emcees and hosting fundraising events. KSTP’s efforts in the community were featured during their 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 $1,074,118. KSTP-FM was also recognized as an NAB Marconi Award and NAB Crystal Radio Award Winner which both honor stations for excellence in radio and community service.

KTMY-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) KTMY-FM and its listeners raised over $116,000 during its Project Down and Dirty campaign. Proceeds from the Project Down and Dirty campaign benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics Minnesota, Brave Like Gabe and SAVE Suicide Awareness Voices for Education.

KSTP-AM Twin Cities (District 4,5) KSTP-AM hosted a fundraiser for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute by auctioning off numerous sports related items and experiences. The fundraiser raised $15,225 for the adaptive sports program at Courage Kenny.

WCCO-AM Twin Cities (District 4,5) WCCO-AM hosted a Radiothon which raised over $367,523 for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. $4.3 million has been raised with this raised in 21 years of this Radiothon. The station also raised over $447,000 for Second Harvest Heartland during their Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon.

KZJK-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) JACK-FM’s Caregiver Coalition supported the Swing Back at Cancer golf tournament by providing items for the silent auction, on-air public service announcements and other on-air promotion. The tournament raised $40,000 with proceeds going to support cancer caregivers.

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. The station also organized a Hispanic Health Fair which provided health services to those in the Hispanic community.

KQRS-FM, KXXR-FM, WGVX-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) The team at Cumulus Media Twin Cities packed 453 pounds of food which is 1,260 meals for Second Harvest Heartland during Broadcasters Week of Kindness.

WDGY-AM/FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) In celebration of the 100th anniversary of WDGY, the station hosted the Power of 100 campaign which highlights two non-profit organizations every week, on-air, online and on social media. A food drive that they hosted collected 2,398 pounds of food and $10,000 in donations for a local organization.

KMNV-FM and KMNQ-AM Twin Cities (District 4,5) La Raza Radio’s KMNV and KMNQ organized a meeting to bring together community leaders and organizations to discuss ways in which organizations and leaders could collaborate and work together to serve the community.

KDWB-FM Twin Cities (District 4,5) KDWB-FM granted holiday wishes to families and individuals 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 17 families. Over $55,000 was raised to help purchase the gifts for the Christmas Wish program.

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 a local sporting goods store. They invited their listeners to make toy or financial donations.  Over 18 pallets of toys and $4,000 was collected during the event which was a new record.

KEEY-FM  Twin Cities (District 4,5) KEEY-FM along with its listeners and partners raised $1.2 million during their 31st annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon to help 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 partnered with Second Harvest Heartland on the Summer Meals for Kids campaign. The campaign raised $80,000 which helped to fund 200,000 meals for kids in the community.

WCCO-TV Twin Cities (District 4,5) WCCO-TV’s Home For the Holidays Campaign with Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans raised $948,409. The campaign has raised nearly $4 Million since partnering six years ago.