WVHT Becomes KONY 100.5 To Spolight War Criminal
March 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM (PT)
MAX MEDIA Top 40/Mainstream WVHT (Hot 100.5)/NORFOLK wants to raise awareness of the world's most sought-after war criminal, JOSEPH KONY by re-branding its on-air, online and social media positioning to become KONY 100.5 on FRIDAY, APRIL 20th.
JOSEPH KONY is a UGANDAN guerrilla warlord who currently runs the Lord’s Resistance Army in UGANDA, AFRICA. For 26 years, KONY has abducted more than 30,000 children and turned them into slaves and soldiers. Many of the abducted children have been forced to kill their own parents.
"A listener shared a video link on our FACEBOOK fan page, which sparked the interest of our staff," PD/MD PAUL MCCOY said. "After watching it myself and being a father of three, I knew in my heart we needed to do something. The support I have seen through the KONY 2012 FACEBOOK page and local pages reinforces this collaborative effort."
The KONY 2012 campaign was spearheaded by INVISIBLE CHILDREN founder JASON RUSSELL. A viral video to make JOSEPH KONY internationally known as a war criminal and expedite his arrest in 2012 has had more than 37 million views on YOUTUBE. The campaign has also received endorsements from numerous celebrities including RIHANNA, TAYLOR SWIFT, JUSTIN BIEBER, NICKI MINAJ, RYAN SEACREST, OPRAH WINFREY and GEORGE CLOONEY