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WQYZ-FM Sponsors the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives

It was a day of service to honor Martin Luther King Jr., and WQYZ-FM in Biloxi, Miss., used it to encourage commitment and dedication to community. As a sponsor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the station broadcast from a day-long community celebration, which started with a parade and concluded in John Henry Beck Park, where members of AmeriCorps and volunteer organization Hands On Gulf Coast shared service project opportunities and activities for children focused on Dr. King’s work. In addition to the live broadcast, the station used the airwaves to encourage its listeners to make the holiday a "day on, not a day off," spreading the spirit behind Dr. King’s words, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."

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