Radio One St. Louis Radio-Thon Raises $19,500 For Ferguson
January 20, 2015 at 9:06 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE/ST. LOUIS Urban WHHL (HOT 104.1) and sister Urban AC WFUN (OLD SCHOOL 95.5) held a FERGUSON RELIEF RADIO-THON YESTERDAY hosted by NICK CANNON. The purpose was to help raise funds for businesses damaged in the aftermath due to the shooting death of MICHAEL BROWN and the subsequent GRAND JURY decision not to indict Police Officer DARREN WILSON.
OM BOOGIE D told ALL ACCESS, "We raised $19,500. It was a great way for us in ST. LOUIS to spend the MLK Holiday by doing our part to help bring back FERGUSON MISSOURI fully."
VP/GM GARY GUNTER said, "Part of our mission statement as a company is that we strive to serve our community, not only with entertainment but also with information and inspiration. A lot of what you saw on TV is not what FERGUSON is All about. I just hope that they can get back on track and get past this."
RADIO-THON proceeds will be donated directly to the REINVEST NORTH COUNTY FUND, whose two-fold mission is to provide immediate relief to small businesses impacted and provide school districts with appropriate resources, particularly in time s of stress.
The special broadcast was done in conjunction with THE ST. LOUIS REGIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL. The RADIO-THON featured local leaders, celebrities, and was hosted by film, television, and radio personality NICK CANNON.