Topic: Safety Initiatives
Posted on 10/1/2019
Beasley Media Group (BMG) launched a company-wide relief effort across its 65 radio stations asking listeners to donate money to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts and give blood to the American Red Cross.
Cox Media Group’s WEDR-FM, WFEZ-FM, WFLC-FM and WHQT-FM Miami partnered with local Winn-Dixie stores to collect donations for victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas as part of its “Labor of Love Bahamas Relief” event held September 5 – 6. Donations included non-perishable food, battery-powered radios, batteries, sunscreen and infant formula and diapers.
Entercom Miami’s WPOW-FM, WKIS-FM and WQAM-AM have joined forces with “Neighbors 4 Neighbors” to raise money for the families affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Hubbard’s WRMF-FM West Palm Beach raised $200,000 – double their original goal - during a radiothon held September 11 for relief efforts in The Bahamas. Watch video here and here.
iHeartMedia South Florida radio stations held several donation drives in September as part of its #iHeartBahamas Relief Effort. Listener contributions filled more than 21 semi-trucks with water, non-perishable food, generators, building materials, hygiene products, tents, pet food and blankets. iHeartMedia staffers also planned to travel to The Bahamas with local law enforcement agencies and volunteers to deliver donations when the infrastructure allows.
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