WJHG wins finalist for Service to Community Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJHG/WECP) - Tuesday night, WJHG was honored in Washington D.C. as a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Service to Community Award for Television Small Market.

Tuesday night, six Gray Television stations were honored at the Service to America awards in Washington, D.C. (WJHG/WECP)

WJHG was not the only Gray Television station to be honored. WECT in Wilmington, North Carolina, was a finalist and WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida, won the Service to Community Award for Television Small Market. For the Service to Community Award for Television Medium Market, three Gray Television stations were finalists, including WAFB in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, WTOC in Savannah, Georgia, and KWQC in Davenport, Iowa.

"We are so proud of the exceptional efforts of these six stations,” Gray Chairman and CEO, Hilton Howell, Jr. said. “They truly embrace the commitment to public service that is ingrained in each and every member of the Gray family."

WJHG was honored for its efforts after Hurricane Michael. Employees volunteered to help find people, gather and distributed donations, and we volunteered with local nonprofits.

Also honored at the event was award-winning artist John Legend. He received the 2019 Service to America Leadership Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation for his efforts to promote social justice and equality.

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