Early last year I got a phone call from a representative of the AM 830 KLAA Radio Community Care show.
She stated that she had recently watched the CBS2 News “Justin’s Story”. Subsequently, they wanted to do a radio interview with us so that we could once again tell Justin’s Story and his hopes for World peace.
A few days later, we went to the station and met with Tammy Trujillo – who is a Greater Los Angeles Area – Award-Winning Broadcaster, Voice-Over Artist, College Media Professor, Animal Behavorist. Before we started, I shared with Tammy the audio recording that I found on Justin’s cell phone- of him casually singing the National Anthem.
Darrell then showed her images of Justin’s art. As she began the interview, Tammy could barely keep her composure as she fought back her tears. Everyone in the room was silent.
After she received her award tonight, Tammy said that she knew that Justin’s story and message would touch the ears, souls and minds of anyone who listened- just as it had done to her. She also said that although her extensive career has afforded her the opportunity to receive many coveted awards, hands down, this one really hits home and means something to her and she said she won it for us.
So when you’re down something just bring’s you up!! Tonight Tammy Trujillo won a Radio Television and News Associaiton (RTNA) 65th Annual Golden Mike Award for Justin Carr World-Peace Story! As noted on the RTNA ” The Golden Mike Awards® are Southern California’s most prestigious, and most coveted, broadcast journalism prize Unlike most awards contests in which winners are determined by selecting which entry is the “best” among all those submitted in each category, winners of the Golden Mike Awards®” must also meet the “Standard of Excellence”.
We smiled tonight a bit as the story of Justin continues to be shared. An Emmy for TV And now a Golden Mike for Radio. I wore the outfit and scarf Justin got for me and I felt him close to my heart. Thank you Justin… Thank you Tammy Trujillo for giving us a voice..
The ripples continue. In a few weeks Jensen McRae- one of Justin’s talented friends- has spearheaded an upcoming concert in honor of Justin. It will be held on February 22, 2015. See following link for details:
CAP Studio (Complete Actors Place)
February 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
13752 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Jensen and her talented friends will LIFT THEIR VOICES and sing some powerful notes of joy, love and happiness. The ripples of Justin and his message continue and we are forever grateful.
THANK YOU ALL AND CONGRATULATIONS TAMMY!!
LOVE YOU JUSTIN