Boston Radio To Air Marathon Tragedy 'Moment Of Silence' April 22nd
April 17, 2013 at 2:14 PM (PT)
BOSTON radio stations are planning a moment of silence on MONDAY, APRIL 22nd to honor the victims of this week's BOSTON MARATHON bombing. The 60-second tribute will air at 2:50p -- one week from the moment of the detonation of the first bomb -- on local radio stations, including those owned by CBS RADIO, CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT, ENTERCOM and GREATER MEDIA.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were impacted by the horrific act that took place in BOSTON," NAM Pres./CEO GORDON SMITH said. "This moment of silence will serve as a time of reflection, honoring those lost and injured in this tragic event, and recognizing the countless acts of heroism and kindness that we saw on MONDAY and which continue today. As first informers in times of crisis, broadcasters want to take this opportunity to salute the first responders and the many unsung heroes who do so much during emergency situations."