Missouri University of Science and Technology’s public radio station KMST honored Amy Beechner McCarthy as “Volunteer of the Year” at the station’s annual membership picnic held Oct. 5 at the Lions Club Den in Rolla.
KMST Station Manager Wayne Bledsoe praised McCarthy’s work as a pledge drive volunteer and on-air guest host. “Amy has volunteered many early morning hours with KMST, working tirelessly as an on-air guest host,” says Bledsoe. “She is a great individual and really connects well with our listening audience.” McCarthy’s sister, Angie Rolufs, accepted the award on her behalf.
About 160 KMST members attended the picnic, which moved indoors to the Lions Club Den due to rain and cool temperatures.
“The picnic was a big success — the weather may have changed our plans but it didn’t dampen our spirits,” says Joel Goodridge, KMST’s marketing manager. “Our staff is extremely appreciative of all of our members and this event allows us to personally thank each one for all they do to make KMST the premium public radio station it is.”
Food at this year’s picnic was supplied by Swiss Meat and Sausage Co. of Hermann, Mo., and Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken of Rolla. Beverages were supplied by Ozarks Coca-Cola of Rolla. Hi Striker of St. James, Mo., was a product sponsor of the event.
KMST is a 100,000-watt non-commercial, educational station licensed to the Curators of the University of Missouri System. The station is located at 88.5 FM in Rolla and surrounding communities; 96.3 FM in Lebanon, Mo., at their translator facility; and online at www.kmst.org.