Local radio personality honored with National Service Award

Minnesota Fattz

Local radio host Minnesota Fattz is celebrating 30 years on the air. (WRDW-TV / May 11, 2012)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A local radio personality received a big honor from the White House on Wednesday.

News 12's cameras were rolling as Minnesota Fattz received the National Service Award. President Barack Obama even wrote a formal letter to the radio host wishing him congratulations.

The honor comes as Fattz celebrates 30 years in business.

"I never imagined to be honored by such a high office -- the president of the United States of America. Honoring a personality in Augusta, Ga., for efforts of community service," Fattz said. "This honor it means so much to me. Out of 30 years of being in the business, this is one of the most amazing words in my career."

Fattz broadcasts to about 40,000 people every day. He's done a lot of good for the greater Augusta community along with his radio partner Cher Best.

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