Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — Cox Media Group (CMG) Houston Radio was awarded the Bonner McLane Public Service Award for outstanding public service in the Large Market Radio Category from the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB). The award will be presented to CMG at the 2017 TAB Convention and Trade Show on August 10, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
CMG Houston’s stations – KGLK-FM & KHPT-FM/The Eagle, KKBQ-FM/The New 93Q and KTHT-FM/Country Legends 97.1 – won this incredible honor for the 2016 Cares for Kids Radiothon. Over two days of live broadcasting, the Radiothon helped raise $655,329 to benefit patient care, research and education at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
“I don’t know of another industry that consistently does more for their communities than local broadcasters,” said CMG Houston VP and Market Manager Mark Krieschen. “It’s an honor for Cox Media Group Houston to be recognized as a leader in serving the needs of our communities.”
The Texas Association of Broadcasters created the Bonner McLane Public Service Awards to recognize television and radio stations’ outstanding contributions and service to their local communities.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps–the country’s biggest television rep firm–Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.