Local that Works

Local that Works is an annual contest that spotlights innovative and replicable content, engagement and revenue initiatives at public radio and TV stations, and nonprofit news organizations in the U.S.

Explore the LTW database of 350+ projects. Entries from the 2020 contest will be added to this database this fall.

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KVMR – Ready to Respond

KVMR - Nevada City Broadcast Group

In November of 2018, KVMR raised over $43,000 dollars in just one day for the survivors of the catastrophic Camp Fire in Paradise, CA located just an hour and a half away from the station. In addition to KVMR’s commitment to supporting their neighbors through efforts like this, the station is also the official Emergency Broadcaster in the region. During summer 2019, a team of 10 broadcasters were trained to take the lead in case of emergency.

Houston after Harvey

Houston Public Media

Hurricane Harvey became the nation’s worst rainstorm, flooding more than 154,000 homes across the Houston area and forcing local and state leaders to rethink long-term flood mitigation plans. “Houston after Harvey” is a multi-platform content initiative that examines the impact of the Texas Gulf Coast’s most severe storms through personal stories, intimate video interviews, and in-depth news coverage.

Fire Tracker App

KPCC

Fire Tracker, KPCC’s tool for following & researching California wildfires, contains fire information displayed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection — also known as CalFire — which protects more than 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands and provides emergency services in 36 of the State’s 58 counties.

KVMR – Ready to Respond

KVMR - Nevada City Broadcast Group
2019
Public Radio
Cynthia Tweed
development@kvmr.org

In November of 2018, KVMR raised over $43,000 dollars in just one day for the survivors of the catastrophic Camp Fire in Paradise, CA located just an hour and a half away from the station. In addition to KVMR’s commitment to supporting their neighbors through efforts like this, the station is also the official Emergency Broadcaster in the region. During summer 2019, a team of 10 broadcasters were trained to take the lead in case of emergency.

https://www.theunion.com/news/local-news/kvmr-raises-thousands-for-camp-fire-victims-during-black-friday-fundraiser/