district 8

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.

KBJR-TV Duluth (District 8) In June 2022, KBJR-TV partnered with Memorial Blood Centers of Duluth on a Blood Drive Campaign. The campaign surpassed its goal by collecting blood from 183 people. According to Memorial Blood Centers, this equates to over 500 lives saved. KBJR-TV also helped to share the important message of the need for blood through live shots, social media, web spots, tv spots and a recipient story.

KWNG-FM Red Wing, WCMP-FM Pine City (District 2, 8) In November 2021, the Q-Media Group stations in Red Wing, and Pine City Minnesota teamed up to collect over 2,500 pounds of food for the Red Wing and Pine City Food Shelves during its Project Food Shelf Campaign.

Hubbard Radio Brainerd and its stations KUAL-FM, WJJY-FM, KLIZ-FM, KLIZ-AM, KVBR-AM and KBLB-FM (District 8) ran severe weather coverage on-air and on-line during Spring severe thunderstorms. A representattive from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was traveling in the area during the storms and thanked Hubbard Radio Brainerd for keeping the public informed on severe weather developments.

Hubbard Radio Brainerd and its stations KUAL-FM, WJJY-FM, KLIZ-FM, KLIZ-AM, KVBR-AM and KBLB-FM (District 8) along with its employees helped with the United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass County Pop Up Food Pantry. They loaded up cars with food, drive-thru style. This is a monthly event that provides food to 200-300 households that need it in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Hubbard Radio Bemidji and its stations KLLZ-FM, KKZY-FM, KBUN-AM, KBUN-FM, KBHP-FM (District 8) The Stuff-A-Truck campaign collected 12,700 pounds of food and raised $10,512 for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf.

R&J Broadcasting, Inc. and its stations KGHS-AM, KSDM-AM International Falls (District 8) Throughout December, R&J Broadcasting, Inc. stations in International Falls organized a Stuff the Ambulance with toys collection. Toys were collected eand donated to the Salvation Army to distribute to kids throughuout the community. 

WDIO-TV Duluth (District 8) WDIO-TV's Trees of Hope Campaign raised awareness and $11,545 for Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Courage Kenny, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland.

Midwest Communications Duluth and its stations KQDS-FM, KDAL-FM, KTCO-FM (District 8) partnered with Northern Lakes Second Harvest Food Bank and Super One Foods for their Annual Day of Giving event. $1,926 was raised along with two large boxes of food donations, and a pallet of beverages. Donations benefitted those in the Duluth community. 

Midwest Communications and its stations in Hibbing (District 8) The Midwest Communications stations in Hibbing participate in the Black Woods Blizzard Snowmobile Tour annually to raise funds for those living with ALS. To date, $10,000 has been raised by its stations prior to the February 2022 snowmobile tour event.

WUSZ-FM, WTBX-FM, WMFG-FM, WDKE-FM, WEVE-FM, WMFG-AM and WNMT-AM Hibbing (District 8) Midwest Communications's seven stations on the Iron Range joined Team Tomassoni in memory of late Senator David Tomassoni and they've raised $100,000 dollars to date for the 2023 ALS Never Surrender Blizzard Snowmobile Tour which is an event that supports people living with ALS. This includes selling over $10,000 in raffle tickets just out of their studio.

WTBX-FM Hibbing (District 8) supported the Lincoln Elementary Parent Teach Organization's basketball game fundraiser. PTO representatives appeared on-air with the fundraiser raising over $10,000 for kids in the Hibbing school district.

Townsquare Media Stations Duluth (District 8) KOOL 101.7 produced the "Feed the Northland" Radiothon on December 1st to support Union Gospel Mission. The Radiothon generated enough donations to provide over 3,000 meals to those supported by Union Gospel Mission. All five Townsquare Media Stations in Duluth also participated in the Cash for Clubs Program. This program encouraged listeners to nominate their favorite High School Club. The top 5 High School Clubs received a $500 donation from Townsquare Media Duluth. All nominees were spotlighted on air and on station websites. Local community outreach also included creating the "Townie Awards" which spotlighted small local businesses that are making a difference in the community, Rotary Club's Annual Rose Sale, St. Jude Radiothon and more.