WKZL Morning Team Helps Katrina Survivor
September 4, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
On the second anniversary of HURRICANE KATRINA, the MURPHY IN THE MORNING show on DICK Top 40 WKZL/GREENSBORO played a produced audio tribute dedicated to both the survivors and those lost in that deadly hurricane. During the tribute -- the shaken voice of HARDY JACKSON was heard. JACKSON was a resident of BILOXI, MS who reportedly lost his wife of 29 years, TONETTE JACKSON, during HURRICANE KATRINA. JACKSON’s story brought forth an outpouring of emotion and his story was widely recorded in blogs, newspaper articles and TV reports internationally. JENNIFER MAYERLE, a local TV reporter for WKRG TV originally reported and broadcasted the interview with JACKSON.
After hearing during the TV interview that JACKSON was now a resident of GEORGIA, the MURPHY IN THE MORNING show team wondered how he was doing and how his life has changed over the past 2 years. The show crew were saddened to learn that JACKSON had yet to hold a memorial service for his beloved wife, TONETTE due to lack of finances.
The MURPHY IN THE MORNING show offered JACKSON an expense-free memorial service through funds provided by "MURPHY’s Kids" charity. JACK MURPHY, the MURPHY in the morning show team and the 1075KZL staff are currently working to bring his family together to pay tribute to TONETTE JACKSON in their hometown of BILOXI, MS.