WENZ Launches Another Town Hall Meeting
March 2, 2012 at 12:27 PM (PT)
RADIO ONE Urban WENZ (Z-107.9)/CLEVELAND OM COLBY COLB will stop the music and go commercial-free MONDAY evening, MARCH 5th from 6-8p for another town hall meeting to address issues of violence in the greater CLEVELAND community, which includes CHARDON HIGH SCHOOL. That school was the scene of a recent shooting in which three young boys were killed and several others injured.
COLBY will be joined by night slammer LATIN ASSASSIN who will moderate the discussion. They’ll be joined by renowned psychologist DR. ROBIN SMITH from the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, along with CLEVELAND Mayor FRANK JACKSON, recording artist COMMON and local CLEVELAND rapper MGK.
“CLEVELAND is in mourning and many of our young people are struggling with how to deal with anger, and rage,” said COLB. “This town hall meeting and on-air campaign are steps in the right direction. It is moments like this that show how impactful radio still is and how our community depends on us to be an outlet in moments of crisis.”
In addition to the town hall meeting, WENZ and sister station Urban AC WZAK will launch an on-air, anti violence campaign called “Think Before You Act,” which will consist of a series of on-air announcements highlighting non-violent reactions to conflict and disagreements.