Clear Channel Radiothon To 'Build A Dream'
August 27, 2008 at 4:12 PM (PT)
In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the March on WASHINGTON and the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, 38 CLEAR CHANNEL stations nationwide and the WASHINGTON, D.C. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. National Memorial Project Foundation will collaborate in the CLEAR CHANNEL "Build the Dream" Radiothon on THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th.
On THURSDAY, all stations will solicit donations on-air and online. Listeners will be directed to the Memorial Foundation’s website www.mlkradiothon.org and to (800) MLK-1386 to make a donation. All funds raised from the campaign will go towards the Memorial, which will be erected on the National Mall in WASHINGTON, D.C.
"This is the first time in history that CLEAR CHANNEL has participated in a radiothon of this magnitude," CLEAR CHANNEL SVP/Urban Programming DOC WYNTER said. "We are proud to be a part of the commemoration and cannot think of a better way to honor Dr. KING’s rich legacy than to join forces with the Foundation to raise funds for the Memorial on the National Mall in WASHINGTON, D.C.”
The participating stations include:
WGCI, WGRB, WVAZ/CHICAGO
KHLR/LITTLE ROCK, AR
WQUE, WYLD/NEW ORLEANS
KESZ, KFYI, KGME, KMXP, KNIX, KOY, KYOT, KZZP/PHOENIX
WLVH, WQBT, WSOK/SAVANNAH, GA
KMJM, KATZ/ST. LOUIS
Featured celebrities, athletes and elected officials include: SAMUEL L. JACKSON; ARETHA FRANKLIN; CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER; STEPHANIE MILLS; DEREK LUKE; SOLEDAD O’BRIEN; STEVE HARVEY; DOUG BANKS; TOM JOYNER; MICHAEL BAISDEN; TREY SONGS; ERIC BENET; TAVIS SMILEY; GENERAL COLIN POWELL; BRANDY; NIA LONG; NICK YOUNG; AL ROKER; ICE CUBE; MUSIQ SOULCHILD; KERI HILSON; DONALD LAWRENCE, RICKY DILLARD; DARIUS BROOKS; SMOKIE NORFUL and DONNIE MCCLURKIN.