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Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 10/14/2015
Beasley Broadcasting Groupís WNCT-FM Greenville, N.C. stayed on-air after a fire on September 4 caused an estimated half a million dollars in damage. WNCT-FM, North Carolinaís oldest radio station, has always been located in the same building. The stationís commitment to its listeners inspired them to broadcast immediately following the fire. ďThey listen to us for entertainment, news, weather, (to) find out whatís going on in the community ... Itís part of their life," said General Manager Brad Hood.
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