WLEN-FM (Adrian) will be honored with the National Service to Community Award. This award is presented each year by the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF) to honor the public service commitment that local radio and television stations make year-round to their communities.

WLEN was selected to receive this award for it’s Thank a Vet event which is held each November. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to help homeless and other veterans in Lenawee County. This past years’ event raised over $30,000 and over $250,000 has been raised to date. These funds are distributed by Housing Help of Lenawee and they are used for immediate needs of veterans in Lenawee County; things other programs will not cover and things veterans can’t wait for.

“WLEN Radio has always embraced the importance of a strong community. To that end, we donate in excess of $800,000.00 in cash and in-kind community giving every year. A strong community is important to all of us, and non-profits are part of the building foundation of that. Keeping those organizations strong helps to provide those most vulnerable with the services they need to survive and thrive. We love what we do at WLEN and we hope all our efforts make Lenawee a stronger place to work, live and raise families. Service to our community is a cornerstone of our mission as a company, and our entire team embraces that mission. I’m blessed to work with some of the best broadcasters in America and Lenawee County is fortunate to have such a strong group of advocates working on its behalf,” said WLEN’s President and General Manager Julie Koehn.

The awards will be presented at the Service to America ceremony in Washington D.C. in June. At that time the NABLF will also present the Service to America Leadership Award to a person of national profile. Past recipients have included Muhammad Ali, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Gary Sinise, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Simon, President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalind Carter and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

View the full press release here.

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