Spirit FM 90.5 has been awarded two prestigious Gabriel Awards for Religious Radio Station of the Year and for Outstanding Ecumenical and Interreligious Program. These awards affirm the work and commitment of Spirit FM staff as well as the prayerful and financial support that has come from the heart’s of the listeners. The awards will be presented on Thursday, June 21, in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

The Gabriel Award is given annually by the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals. According to the Academy, “The single most important criterion of a Gabriel winning film or program is its ability to uplift and nourish the human spirit. A Gabriel-worthy film or program affirms the dignity of human persons; it recognizes and upholds universally-recognized human values such as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and the dedication to excellence.”

The Gabriel’s are open to all radio and television stations and producers in the United States and Canada. Some of this year’s winners included HBO Productions, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The Ecumenical and Interreligious Program Award was the documentary on the live broadcast and follow-up on life at Zephyrhills Correctional Institution.  The program was called Where is God:  Inside the Walls of ZCI.  Spirit FM was the first radio station in Florida history to originate a live broadcast from the inside of a state correction facility. The Religious Station of the Year Award was recognition for the outreach and programming efforts during the 25th anniversary year of broadcasting in Tampa.

Countless people, families and businesses support Spirit FM, making an eternal impact on many lives. This recognition is worthy affirmation and strong confirmation of the community support.

 For more information on Spirit FM, visit www.spiritfm905.com.

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