The Nine Network Wins FOCUS St. Louis’ “What’s Right With the Region!” Award

16th Annual Celebration Includes the Nine Network in Honoring Community Success Stories

St. Louis, MO—March 7, 2013—FOCUS St. Louis announced today that the Nine Network of Public Media is a recipient of the 16th annual “What’s Right With the Region!” Award. The award recognizes outstandingindividual leadership and community success stories.

The Nine Network is among 20 organizations, individuals and initiatives honored for making a profound difference in the St. Louis region. Nine’s award is in the Fostering Regional Cooperation category.

“We are very happy that, with this award, FOCUS St. Louis recognizes Nine’s ongoing commitment to strengthen civic life in our community,” said Nine Network President and CEO Jack Galmiche. “Over the past few years, we have partnered with hundreds of local organizations and made significant strides to address important topics in the areas of education, health care and the arts.”

The 16th annual “What’s Right With the Region!” Awards will be presented May 9 at a reception held at The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. For more information, visit www.focus-stl.org/wrwr.

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. The Nine Network is one of the nation’s most watched public television stations, currently ranked number one in prime time audience ratings. Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, nineAcademy, www.ninenet.org and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

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