KUUU Helps Register Salt Lake Voters
June 6, 2008 at 12:14 PM (PT)
MILLCREEK BROADCASTING Top 40/Rhythmic KUUU (U92)/SALT LAKE CITY has teamed with SALT LAKE COUNTY Clerk SHERRIE SWENSEN for the annual "Your Vote, Your Voice" program to visit all of the SALT LAKE COUNTY high schools to register students to vote.
This year U92 and SWENSEN registered 1,130 students to vote. In a press release, SWENSEN commented, "I believe this is one of the most important election years in our country’s history and I am committed to increasing voter participation in our younger generation." The high school voter registration program was implemented by SWENSEN eighteen years ago.
KUUU and SWENSEN went to every SALT LAKE COUNTY high school during each school’s lunch hour. U92 All Star DJs provided music at each school and U92 on-air personalities POETIK C, KEVIN CRUISE and BOOKER helped bring more attention to the importance of registering to vote and voting. KUUU PD BRIAN MICHEL added, "We see this as another opportunity to serve our community and raise awareness about the importance of the political process and our freedoms in the UNITED STATES."
KUUU will continue to promote voter registration until the deadline for general election voter registration in the beginning of October. KUUU will have voter registration forms available at all live remote broadcasts and special events. In addition, MILLCREEK BROADCASTING sister stations Rock KHTB (94.9 The Blaze), and Top 40/Mainstream KUDD will also have voter registration forms available at all live remote broadcasts.