Albany and the Capital Region

WYJB – B95.5 – Albany (Albany Broadcasting)

  • “Dress for Success” “Hops & Heels – Stepping Out For Success” Fundraising Event 

“Dress for Success” in Albany empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  The station devoted significant resources to making the event a success.

WGNA/WTMM/WQBK – Albany (Townsquare Media)

  • St Jude’s Radiothon

107.7 WGNA for 13 years has been a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each year WGNA executes several local events to engage the Capital Region and raise money for their lifesaving work to end childhood cancer. During the 13th Annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon earlier this year, WGNA raised $196,404 for the hospital over 2 days! The station supports other events for St Jude’s throughout the year.

 

The River 99.5 & WTRY 98.3 Albany (iHeart Media)

  • Mohawk Humane Society – Pet of the Week

For the past three years, the 98.3 WTRY and 99.5 The River Morning Shows have highlighted the Pet of the Week segment featuring animals from the Mohawk Humane Society.   The River’s Kevin and Tracy (formerly Kevin and Shanna) invite the Mohawk Humane Society to bring an adoptable pet to their Studios. In fact all of the pets featured in 2017 were adopted into forever homes!  The mission of the Mohawk Humane Society is to enrich the lives of animals and the people who love them.

 

WNYT-TV Channel 13 – Albany (Hubbard Broadcasting)

13 Kids Who Care” — now in its 20th year — recognizes truly exceptional kids who understand the importance of community involvement and social responsibility.  The programs student volunteers share their time and talents in a variety of ways: in their schools through peer mentoring and support programs, at community after-school programs for at-risk youth, at local fire departments, as EMS providers, and in soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the area. 13 Kids are engaged, active youth volunteers who are deserving of recognition.

NewsChannel 13 and St. Peter’s Health Partners share the common purpose of working within our community and highlighting the positive impact that our youths have within the community.  We are both pleased to support and encourage our children to build a better environment for today and tomorrow. 

WTEN-TV Channel 10 – Albany (Nexstar Broadcast Group)

  • Red Cross Hurricane Relief Telethon

2017 brought devastating hurricanes to Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.  News10, in an effort to help, teamed up with the local Red Cross and held a live on-air telethon Thursday, September 7th.   The telethon replaced all early and late evening newscasts and was hosted by News 10 news anchors. The telethon fund-raising efforts paid off as the viewers responded with $118,000 donated to the local Red Cross.

 

WXXA-TV Channel 23 Channel Albany (Shield Media)

  • School Backpack Giveaway

Prior to the start of the school year and over a five-day period, from August 28th – September 1st, Fox 23 along with their partner Price Chopper gave away 1,250 backpacks loaded with school supplies to families in need.  Anchors, reporters, and station staff members manned tables at Price Chopper locations in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Colonie and Malta to distribute the backpacks.  School children of all ages were able to choose the style and color of backpack they wanted.  The lines started forming at 4am for the 6am giveaway.  250 backpacks were given away each day.

WRGB-TV & WCWN-TV ALBANY (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

  • Double “H” Ranch

The Double H Ranch, located in New York’s Adirondack Park, is a demonstration of the commitment and generosity of philanthropist Charles R. Wood and actor Paul Newman.   Since the Double H officially opened its doors on July 4, 1993, it has served over 60,000 children dealing with life-threatening illnesses from around the world.  It was the second “Hole in the Wall Camp” in what has become a worldwide network of not-for-profit recreational and therapeutic experiences for children with serious illness.

In 2017, WRGB & WCWN joined local business and civic leader Neil Golub, and Double H Ranch Executive Director Max Yurenda to develop a broadcast and digital public service campaign. The goals were to increase awareness of the camp’s year-round services, and to encourage the public to donate money and volunteer time.  With the support of Neil and Jane Golub, Price Chopper/Market 32 and several other corporate and institutional Double H Ranch benefactors, the campaign continues to carry this unique story of love, hope and happiness to the Capital Region and beyond.