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WICR receives Cardinal Community Service Award

A music performance at Ruth Lilly Performance Hall

WICR-FM was recently honored with a Cardinal Community Service Award from the Indiana Broadcasters Association. Named after the state bird, the awards are a symbol of dedicated service by IBA membership.  In 2021, more than 70 stations were recognized for efforts in their communities.

With local arts organizations and groups unable to perform in-person, WICR offered to broadcast their performances free of charge, giving struggling artists a sizeable audience. The station partnered with the Penrod Society to broadcast seven Virtual Block Party jazz concerts; with Indy Jazz Fest for four concerts recorded at Garfield Park; and with the University of Indianapolis Music Department to present seven live broadcasts of faculty and student performances from campus.