The Wayne Kester Volunteer Award
The Wayne Kester Volunteer Award is presented each year in honor and celebration of the dedication of community volunteers that benefit and support KGCS-TV. The award is in honor of Mr. Wayne Kester, who was unfailing in his volunteer commitment to KGCS. Wayne worked as a volunteer Master Control operator for more than eleven years, airing local programming.
- 2000 Pat Fenix
- 2001 Freda Culver
- 2002 Betty Rand
- 2003 Betty Marty
- 2004 June Blalock
- 2005 Bert Bitzenberg
- 2006 Dick Keezer
- 2007 Janet Roberts
- 2008 - 20th Anniversary - In honor of all volunteers for 20 years of service
- 2009 Betty Mart
Awards Received from outside organizations to members and the group:
- 1991 --- Wayne Kester, Retired Senior Volunteer Program "Special Effort Award"
- 1991 --- Jo Shiner, March of Dimes "Community Service/Volunteer Award"
- 1997 --- Visions Unlimited, Retired Senior Volunteer Program "Volunteer Station of the Year"
- 1998 --- Visions Unlimited, Alliance for Community Media -- Central States Region "Philo T. Farnsworth Award" -- Senior, Non Professionals