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Chicago Mayor Turns to Local Radio to Promote Anti-Violence

Topic: Safety Initiatives
Posted on 6/9/2014

Fifteen Chicago radio stations from four different owners Clear Channel, Univision, Crawford Broadcasting and Midway Broadcasting have partnered with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city of Chicago to launch the "Put The Guns Down" radio initiative. The anti-violence campaign promotes safety in local communities and aims to reduce gun violence that has plagued Chicago. Stations have agreed to air PSAs featuring their on-air talent, host weekly news segments and monthly radio simulcasts to discuss the importance of community responsibility and accountability.

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