District 7

Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary State.

Hubbard Radio and its stations in Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd and Wadena (Districts 7,8) raised over $202,000 during their annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse. Stations worked with Family Wise Services and Child Abuse Prevention Councils in the counties that they serve to raise funds and awareness.

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.

Leighton Broadcasting and its stations KXRA-AM, KXRA-FM, KXRZ-FM in Alexandria (District 7) have co-sponsored the Annual Alexandria Area Job Fair for seventeen years since the first one back in 2005. Anyone interested in career opportunities in the region can attend. There are close to 50 employers that participate and they represent every industry sector including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, service, transportation, and more. Leighton Broadcasting in Alexandria has provided approximately $100,000 in publicity for this annual event including stories, promotional announcements, and digital advertising.

Lakeland Broadcasting and its stations KWLM-FM, KQIC-FM, KOLV-FM and KLFN-FM Willmar (District 7) The Lakeland Broadcasting stations created the Radio For Relief Campaign by teaming up with the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf to make a big push for donations during Minnesota Food Share Month. This was the 17th anniversary of the Radio For Relief broadcast to benefit the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf. $79,983 and 1,981 pounds of food was donated to the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf through this campaign. In 17 years, the Radio For Relief Campaign has raised over $800,000.

R&J Broadcasting, Inc. and its stations KKCQ-AM, KKCQ-FM, KRJM-FM, KRJM-AM Ada (District 7) held a Radiothon to raise awareness and funds for REACH (Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters). Over $15,000 was raised and was used to support REACH efforts in Clay, Norman, and Becker Counties.


R&J Broadcasting, Inc. and its stations in Brainerd and Aitkin (District 7) held their 12 Home of Christmas initiative with Access North. 12 families that were struggling with various issues were adopted for the Holiday Season. R&J Broadcasting listneners and small businesses in the community helped to fulfill wish lists for these families to make their Holiday Season brighter.

KROX-AM Crookston (District 7) In the Spring of 2022, KROX was a trusted voice for vital information during record flooding along the Red Lake River. KROX featured interviews with the Crookston Police Chief, City Administrator, Public Works Director and the Fire Chief/Emergency Management Head several times a day to update Crookston area residents in the area on what was happening in the city. Information was given on where sandbagging was needed, evacuation information, and many other important announcements.