Service to America Friend in Need Award

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Television - WPEC-TVWest Palm Beach, FL
Freedom Broadcasting-owned WPEC-TV responded in extraordinary
ways to an extraordinary pair of disasters in 2004 - Hurricane Frances - which struck Florida in September, followed by Hurricane Jeanne just 20 days later.

Americans everywhere had their eyes on what was happening during these two devastating hurricanes.

Hundreds of broadcasters up and down the East Coast went into high gear to warn their citizens. Some, like WPEC, went above and beyond the norm.

WPEC led the charge with 102 hours of non-stop coverage both during and after Frances, and 34 hours for Hurricane Jeanne.

Pictured l-r: Steve Hunsicker, news director, WPEC; Doreen Wade, president, Freedom Broadcasting; and Donn Colee, station manager, WPEC

Story courtesy of The National Association of Broadcasters

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