WTHI Stays Afloat Among Floods, Raises $31,000
June 16, 2008 at 7:24 AM (PT)
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS Country WTHI (HI-99)/TERRE HAUTE, IN OM BARRY KENT tells ALL ACCESS that the station partnered with WTHI-TV/TERRE HAUTE, IN to raise nearly $31,000 for flood relief in just under 12 hours on FRIDAY (6/13) for the AMERICAN RED CROSS of the WABASH VALLEY.
On JUNE 7th, record flooding affected nearly 26,000 people in CLAY, GREENE, PARKE, PUTNAM, SULLIVAN, VIGO and VERMILLION COUNTIES in West Central INDIANA, as well as EDGAR COUNTY, ILLINOIS. Many people were left homeless.
WTHI-FM became the only radio information outlet that day, as KENT and morning news reporter FRANK RUSH were able to make it to the station to broadcast evacuation, flood information and health & welfare information for nearly 8 hours.
Visit www.hi99.com for photos of the flood from listeners and for more information on relief efforts.