Honoring Volunteers:

The Wayne Kester Volunteer Award

The Wayne Kester Volunteer Award

The Wayne Kester Volunteer Award was 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.


Award Recipients:

  • 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