Haiti’s Signal FM radio will be honored for its outstanding service to the Haitian community for its coverage of the earthquake by the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF). Station owner Mario Viau will accept the award during a gala on Monday, June 14, at the Hyatt Regency Washington D.C. Recognizing the important role of broadcasting during the Haitian earthquake relief efforts, the U.S. Army distributed more than 50,000 radios to Haiti citizens aimed at keeping them informed of the latest developments affecting their country. As the only radio station in Haiti that remained on-the-air immediately following the earthquake, Signal FM became a vital source of information for the millions of Haitians that had no access to fuel, electricity or telephone service.
Signal FM to be Honored at NABEF
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