Whether itís mentoring young children or highlighting the efforts of star teachers, KSUX-FM in Sioux City, Iowa, exemplifies how local radio can support education. Station personalities make yearly visits to area schools and universities on career day. They also head into the classroom to read to school children and have acted as mentors to Girl Scouts. The station doesnít stop at supporting students. It also celebrates teachers that are making a difference in studentsí lives. From September through May, the station recognizes an "Educator of the Month" and broadcasts live from a celebratory breakfast in the teacherís honor. In June, KSUX uses its Web site and on-air announcements to encourage students and listeners to vote for an "Educator of the Year." The station works with local business to provide awards, including $1,000 for use by the school of the winning teacher.
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