Texas Broadcasters respond to disastersposted on 8.13.2015
Each year since 1998, TAB has surveyed all stations for documentation of their public service efforts.
Our 2015 report is astounding…even with less than 18% of stations responding, we’ve documented that those stations since 1998 have raised or contributed 4.98 BILLION dollars to their local communities.
That includes $499 million raised for charities since 2004 and comes to more than $600,000 for each participating station last year alone.
We’re producing more news programming than ever before, with an average of 27 hours per week, with per-station investments ranging from about $700,000 for a small or medium market TV station, to nearly $4 million for a single TV station in the state’s top four markets.
And perhaps our proudest statistic: 723 children – 296 of them Texans – saved nationally since 1998 by the AMBER Alert program which was created by broadcasters in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
No industry does more for Texas communities than local broadcasters, and we can be proud of that!
And all that work is aside from our day-to-day efforts when sudden events can turn deadly as we saw in the first six months of this year…take a look at the video below (produced by KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth).
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