Jonesboro's 'Fox' Radio Wins Humanitarian Award

FEBRUARY 20, 2006 - Posted at 3:24 p.m. CST

NASHVILLE, TN - For the second consecutive year, Jonesboro radio station KDXY-FM (104.9 The Fox) won the Country Radio Broadcasters Humanitarian Award at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.  Fox Program Director Christie Matthews received the award from Lois Choolijan of Radio Ink magazine, which sponsors the award.

Choolijan told Matthews and Trey Stafford, President and General Manager of KDXY and Jonesboro's Triple-FM Radio Group, that she was moved again by the level of the station's community involvement with such efforts as hurricane relief, the Make-A-Wish Radiothon, and the many individual efforts by staff members in the community.  "You guys in Arkansas are amazing," Choolijan said.

"This award reflects our listeners," Matthews said.  "Anytime we ask our community to help, they do.  And our staff is a big part of what we do in Jonesboro as well," she added.  "We don't just talk about the community, we're a part of it."

"This was a year that required the assistance of all Americans," Stafford said.  "The hurricane water effort was such an outpouring," referring to the station's effort co-sponsored with KAIT-TV that resulted in over seven truckloads of bottled water delivered to hurricane victims on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, as well as more than $160,000 in cash contributions to the American Red Cross.