The local radio station, 94.1FM The River, is owned by Adam Stocks, a Navy veteran and his wife, Karen, who both come from a long line of family members with military service. The couple are very patriotic and have always been open to opportunities to serve their community, especially veterans. Karen enjoys spending time filling bird feeders at the Colonel Robert L. Howard Veterans Home in Pell City and visiting with the veterans who reside there. Recently she came up with a great idea that would allow their advertisers to help local veterans while promoting their business too.
The Stocks’ decided to air public service announcements (PSAs) that would bring awareness to the needs of our local veterans and promote how the St. Clair County Extension Veterans Outreach Program assists them. They sought out advertisers who were willing to sponsor these PSAs, giving them the opportunity to promote their business on air while also donating directly to the St. Clair County Extension Veterans Outreach Program.
Adam and Karen designated one-half of this advertising/sponsorship fee to help local veterans being assisted by the program. They have been very pleased with how well this program has been received by their advertisers and hope it will continue to grow each year. They also hope that these PSAs have helped their listeners realize some of the needs of our local veterans and help them find ways to become more involved with local veterans’ organizations.
“We appreciate 94.1 FM The River for doing this for our veterans as well as the following advertisers who participated in this sponsorship: Bain & Company, CPAs; Buffalo Wild Wings of Pell City; Main Street Drugs & Gift Shop; Trussell, Funderburg, Rea & Bell, P.C.; WCA of Alabama; Dot Wood, Inc.; State Representative Randy Wood; and the Village at Cook Springs,” said St. Clair County Extension Office Coordinator Lee Ann Clark.