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KTUL, KSL and WFTS Win NABEF Service to America Awards

KTUL in Tulsa, KSL in Salt Lake City and WFTS in Tampa are the winners of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s annual Service to America Awards.

KTUL is the winner of the Service to America Television Award for setting “an example of service at the heart of a community,” according to the NABEF. The ABC affiliate produced nearly 50 community outreach projects in 2012.

KSL wins this year’s Service to Children Award for making “great strides in ensuring elementary students read at grade level.” The NBC affiliate created a grassroots movement, “Read Today,” that has tutored more than 2,600 students in Salt Lake City.

For a six-week campaign aimed at creating awareness and taking action against domestic violence, WFTS wins the Service to Community Award. The ABC affiliate has “created a lifeline for many suffering in the shadow of domestic abuse.” Read more

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KRGV and KWTV-KOTV Win NABEF Service Awards

KRGV in Welasco, TX and KWTV-KOTV in Oklahoma City are winners of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s 2012 National Service Awards.

KRGV will be awarded the Service to America Television Award for efforts to “encourage education and positive change through dedicated air-time, shows and PSAs,” according to the NABEF release. Among other things, the station hosted a canned goods drive that assembled 3,000 baskets of food for families.

KWTV-KOTV will be presented the Service to Children Award for focusing on child hunger. The station aired PSAs and a minimum of two stories per month on the issue, as well as posting on social media and hosting promotional events. Read more