Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Date Posted: 4/20/2015
Congratulations to Carter Broadcast Group Inc KPRS FM Station in Kansas City, Mo. for becoming a 2015 Crystal Radio Award finalist.
"In 2014, KPRS-FM continued to build on its legacy as the people’s radio station by being the number-one outlet for community outreach. KPRS-FM used the airwaves and online mediums (website, social media and mobile application) to bring awareness to 41 community-based campaigns. KPRS-FM donated 1,220 (:30) and (:15) public service announcements and conducted 29 free two-hour broadcasts on location from various events. Our on-air staff’s visibility in the marketplace was unbelievable this year with more than 780 hours of volunteer work, emcee/hosting duties, speaking engagements and several school visits keeping us connected to the people of our community. This year our efforts contributed to raising over $1.38 million in funds for nonprofit and charitable causes. Our goal as a communications company is to bridge the gap between those with resources and those who need them. We keep our listeners informed daily with breaking news updates, emergency weather coverage and trending topics relevant to the betterment of their lifestyles. KPRS-FM is a trusted resource for information on area job fairs, access to free health services, youth engagement and free entertainment for the entire family, staying true to our 64 - year commitment of serving Kansas City, one radio at a time."
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