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Cedar Rapids radio station honored for work "off" air


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- WMT-FM radio in Cedar Rapids is owned by conglomerate Clear Channel Radio.

That means national programs like Ryan Seacrest Live air in the afternoons.

But morning show host Katheryn Foxx makes a local difference on and off the air.

Foxx says, "We have the perfect vehicle to do that, because we are talking to our listeners everyday so we can tell them what is going on and what they can do!"

WMT-FM aired 3,000 public service announcements in 2010 and will break away from their daily format to meet the changing challenges of the community.

Carla Davis is the programming director and an on-air personality. She says, "It's near to my heart and I have worked for corporate radio and its been a battle I've fought. But I feel its my civic duty and I get to do that here!"

The National Association of Broadcasters recognized the station this month with a nomination for what's called a "Crystal Award."

J.J. Cook, programming director of WMT-FM says, "Aside from the Marconi, its the one I'd covet the most because it puts some recognition into all the hard work we've done over the last 8 to ten years!'

WMT-FM is one of just fifty stations around the country up for the award, and won't find out the results until mid-April.

J.J says, "My staff really deserves it."

But the staff at this small station will keep doing what they do, with or without the recognition.

Foxx says, "It's about helping those in need."


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