The Miller Media Group radio stations in Taylorville, this week was one of 3 broadcast groups that won a prestigious award from an organization it's a member of.
The International Broadcasters Idea Bank, a group of 100 broadcasters from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, held their Spring Convention in Cleveland, Mississippi this week, and awarded the Miller Media Group the Russ Withers Award for its efforts during and after the December First tornado in Taylorville. Neuhoff Media in Decatur, and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, shared in the award.
Idea Bank president Mike Hulvey, in presenting the award, told a Tuesday night gathering that when radio stations pull business and community resources together for the benefit of those in desperate need, it is worth honoring. Collectively the IBIB group of broadcasters in these areas helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for direct relief efforts.
Miller Media Group president Randal J. Miller accepted the award on behalf of the Taylorville group of stations. Hulvey, who is chief operating officer for Neuhoff Media, accepted their award for fund raising efforts for Taylorville after the tornado, and Mark Jansen, who owns a group of stations in Nebraska, accepted on behalf of the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, for their work in raising money for Nebraska flood victims.