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WTAM Provides Live Coverage of School Shooting

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives

Clear Channel Communicationís WTAM-AM Cleveland provided listeners with live coverage of the February 28 shooting at Chardon High School. Mike "Triv" Trivisonno mixed coverage with commentary on the local tragedy that claimed the lives of three students and injured two others. Mike (pictured) remained on the air until 7 p.m. to take calls and give the community a place to talk, something no medium does better than talk radio. Reporter Colleen OíNeill also provided listeners with a report later in the day. The stationís website featured live updates, funeral details, interviews with families, tributes to the deceased as well as donation information in the days following the tragedy.

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