Clear Channel Donates WDTW-A/Detroit To MMTC
December 11, 2012 at 4:20 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL is donating another AM station to the MINORITY MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL, this time Talk WDTW-A/DETROIT. The 5,000-watt progressive talk station will be given to the MMTC under the MMTC-CLEAR CHANNEL Ownership Diversity Initiative.
“This opportunity would not have been possible without the generous contribution of CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT,” said MMTC President DAVID HONIG. “Throughout the years, CLEAR CHANNEL’s donations have been instrumental in helping MMTC secure ownership and training opportunities for minorities and women across the country. Many of MMTC’s buyers of these stations have ventured into interesting, unique, diverse programming to fill niche needs in the local communities. Having a station and transmitter donated in a major market like DETROIT is a huge asset for funding our mentoring and advocacy programs. We thank them for their generous and continued support.”
“We applaud MMTC for creating a program that helps minority broadcasters develop the skills and experience necessary to become successful broadcasters,” said CCM+E Chairman and CEO JOHN HOGAN. “We’re pleased that the donation of these resources will give the opportunity for enthusiastic new entrepreneurs to own and operate their own radio station.”
The donation has not yet appeared in the FCC database.
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