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Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 4/20/2015
Congratulations to Cox Media Owned KRMG-FM Tulsa, Okla.for becoming a 2015 Crystal Radio Award finalist.
"KRMG-FM raised $268,000 in two days for Make-A-Wish Oklahoma, their single largest fundraising campaign in the state; KRMG and our community see it as over 38 wishes we get to grant to local children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. KRMG partnered with Habitat for Humanity Tulsa to build another house for a family in 2014 – we made the American dream come true for one family by owning a home in our great community. When you live in Tornado Alley, severe weather is at the top of everyone’s mind. KRMG, Tulsa’s Severe Weather Station, held our first StormCon, designed to give the public a behind-the-scenes look at how we do severe weather coverage. We invited our community to this free event to learn from KRMG StormChasers, our chief meteorologist, and the meteorologist-in-charge from National Weather Service-Tulsa with pictures, video and safety tips to keep their families safe and informed. We gave away safety tools like windup severe weather radios and flashlights to those in attendance and we also gave one family an EF5 rated Storm Shelter. The American Red Cross needs blood year-round; holidays are a difficult time. KRMG-FM and our community collected 194 new pints in two days. We saved lives."
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