NAB Lauds Alabama Radio Broadcasters Who Came To Aid In Flint Water Crisis
March 14, 2016 at 1:19 PM (PT)
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS praised CUMULUS MEDIA and two of its ALABAMA radio stations for helping aid the city of FLINT, MI, in the midst of its water crisis: “NAB applauds the efforts of these radio stations to support the long- and short-term health of the people of FLINT during this crisis. This is just another example of local broadcasters’ commitment to public service and the leadership they provide when times are the toughest. MICHIGAN broadcasters are to be saluted for their news coverage of the water crisis, and for being a lifeline to families in need by providing resources that will last long after the headlines have passed.”
CUMULUS MEDIA UAC WHRP (94./1)/HUNTSVILLE, AL, radio personality TONI TERRELL, who contacted a colleague in FLINT to learn how the situation was impacting average citizens. She shared the interview with her listeners.
“Hearing her personal story, it just hit my spirit that I wanted to do more than a phone call and another report,” TERRELL told a local newspaper.
CUMULS MEDIA, the company that owns WHRP, WZYP and other local radio stations, agreed to host the drive over a two-week period and asked MO "MOJO" JONES, morning drive host of Top 40 WZYP (104.3)/HUNTSVILLE, AL to participate with TERRELL as the faces of the campaign. JONES, a DETROIT native, agreed and the two were in FLINT over the weekend, delivering water collected by listeners.
The two met up with partner radio stations in FLINT to deliver water and report on the crisis. They broadcast live from the scene, talking about the difference made by NORTH ALABAMIANS in the lives of FLINT residents.