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A community champion

July 7, 2017 - Tiffany Larson
In early May, I was contacted to write a letter in support of Pat Powers. Without hesitation I agreed, as it was the least I could do to show my appreciation for all he does for Webster City and the surrounding communities. I thought I would share a few of the tidbits with readers, as we continue to celebrate Pat’s most recent award as the 2017 Iowa Broadcaster of the Year, and as he gears up to celebrating his work anniversary.

I have been an avid listener of Flight Q95 KQWC Radio in Webster City, Iowa for a majority of my life. Over the short thirty-plus years of tuning in, there has been one consistent voice and champion. A voice that is recognized both locally and nationally. A voice that is committed to making a positive impact not only on the air, but also in the community and surrounding area. A voice that many rely on for news, entertainment, weather, and more! A voice that is reliable on the sun-shinning days of summer, and the inclement weather in the brutal Iowa winters.

Our very own Pat Powers has been that consistent voice. The voice of the news, numerous community events, voice of philanthropy, voice of the youth, and voice of the storms. In August, he will be celebrating 39 years at our local station. Throughout those years, Pat has gone above and beyond to show that he is a vital asset to not only the station but also to the communities in which he serves. Pat has emceed everything from elementary school carnivals to proms. He is our local ambassador for Character Counts, and will be the first one to greet teachers and students on the first day of school each year. He is a champion for his church, for local foundations and civic organizations, for the fine arts, and for our local youth. In fact, Pat was the original “community champion for youth” in Hamilton County, and a namesake for Power Up YOUth. Pat’s dedication to encouraging all youth to thrive, providing selfless work, and going out of his way to help others all helped to award him such an honor.

Pat pours his heart into Webster City and the surrounding area. He is the first to wish you a Happy Birthday, puts in tireless hours of attending meetings and events, and travels on his own time to visit those from the community that are recovering from being sick or other ailments. Pat understands the importance of connecting with others to build a stronger community. Pat not only shares his voice with listeners’ day in and out, but his positive attitude, ambition, and desire to contribute to his broadcasting area makes it an overall remembered experience. I truly admire these traits, and so do the loyal listeners that he has built along the way.

Throughout our collaboration, Pat has been professional, positive, and reliable. He is a treasure, and our community is blessed to have such talent on the air for so many years. His combination of passion for his profession, willingness to be involved, leadership, and personal character made him an ideal candidate for Broadcaster of the Year. I hold him in the highest esteem, and had no hesitation in recommending him highly for the honor. As you are out and about this month and next, be sure to share your gratitude with Pat. He will be celebrating 39 years in August. Congratulations. We are lucky to have you here!


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