KIAH-TV Honored for Excellence in Community Service

KIAH-TV Honored for Excellence in Community Service

The Texas Association of Broadcasters has honored KIAH-TV/CW39 with the 2013 Bonner McLane Public Service Award for its outstanding community service contributions.

Named after the longtime executive director of the TAB who died in 1987, the Bonner McLane Public Service Awards celebrate six Texas radio and television stations each year for excellence in public service within local communities.

“KIAH’s commitment to public service over the past year has clearly improved the Houston community’s well-being and stands as an example to all broadcasters,” said Oscar Rodriguez, President of the Texas Association of Broadcasters, “Not only did the station’s work directly benefit members of the community, in some cases it laid a foundation for sustaining growth well into the future.  Houston is a better place to live because of the good work by KIAH.”

The award will be presented at the 2013 TAB Convention & Trade Show, August 7-8 in Austin, Texas.


TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. TRIBUNE MEDIA is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in 72 million households, Tribune Studios, and Tribune Digital Ventures, including the websites Zap2it and TVByTheNumbers, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. TRIBUNE MEDIA also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media.

Media contact:

Theressa Virgil