Several organizations were dedicated to helping south Mississippians during the crucial hours surrounding Katrina. At a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Thursday night, the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation presented WLOX-TV with the First Amendment Leadership award for its extraordinary coverage and dedication during the hurricane.
WLOX stayed on the air during Katrina and for 12 days following the storm. Past recipients of this award include Roone Arledge and Ted Turner.
Our station manager, Dave Vincent accepted this award on behalf of all of us here at the station.