CUMULUS MEDIA announces that Don Scott, Program Director and On-Air Personality for WIXV-FM/I-95 The Rock of Savannah, has been honored by the State of Georgia with the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award for exemplary community service. The Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award is Georgia’s highest service award, and was personally presented to Scott by Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Savannah).
Scott has served the Savannah and Coastal Empire area for over 21 years as Program Director and Afternoon Host on WIXV-FM/I-95. Throughout that time, he has supported community initiatives that improve the quality of life for people in the area, supporting everything from area hunger relief efforts to Toys for Tots, Savannah Harley-Davidson “Toy Rides” and “Poker Runs” to benefit local children, as well as crime-stoppers events and SD Gunner events to help supply specially trained dogs for military, police and special needs children, and campaigns such as “St. Jude Rocks” for St. Jude Children’s Research Center and the “Turn It Pink” campaign benefiting breast cancer research.
Scott said: “At WIXV/I-95, we strive to entertain and inform our listeners without losing sight of our opportunity and duty to serve our audience and engage our communities. I-95 and our parent company CUMULUS MEDIA respects our audience and understands our responsibility to serve the public interest.
My personal passion for radio, as well as the passion of our staff, drives us to maintain a high level of quality in everything we do. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to have been selected to receive this award. I would like to thank Carl Gilliard and the State of Georgia for this recognition.”
The award from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reads: “May this Outstanding Citizen be afforded every courtesy as a Goodwill Ambassador from Georgia in his travels to other states, to nations beyond the borders of the United States of America, or wherever he may hereafter travel or reside. Thank you for your service to our State.”