On Wednesday November 12 in the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, PPRA honored WMMR’s Preston and Steve Show with the PPRA Gold Medal Award. Aside from their hilarious jokes and their witty deliverance of talk radio the crew of the Preston and Steve show has demonstrated a positive and influential impact throughout the Philadelphia region since they first appeared on air.
One of their most notable events includes their annual participation with the region’s largest hunger relief organization, Philabundance. In 1988, Preston and Steve recognized the need to emphasize the issue of hunger relief, which affects almost a million people in the Delaware Valley every day. Their goal was to collect at least one ton of food for the hungry. They exceeded that goal. In 2013, approximately 386 tons of food was donated to their Camp Out for Hunger cause from devoted listeners and businesses.
Preston, Steve, Kathy, Casey, Nick and Marisa not only strongly advocate for hunger relief, they also highlight a growing issue within the region which is the lack of blood donations. Every year they hold their annual blood drive reminding listeners that you can save up to three lives by carrying out the small gesture of donating your blood.
Well known “media people” showed up to honor the Gold Medal Award recipients and some such as Marc Summers, from “Double Dare,” “Family Double Dare,” and “What Would You Do?” as well as the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, Claude Giroux, celebrity chef and author, Robert Irvine, WMMR’s very own legendary DJ, Pierre Robert and Preston and Steve’s Program Director, Bill Weston spoke about the group’s energetic attitudes and the ups and downs of working with the sarcastic group.
Congrats Preston and Steve on your well deserved award! We look forward to tuning in as we continue to be astonished by all your hard work and dedication to the Philadelphia community.
Photo Credit: Anthony Sinagoga