WYMS Offers 'Make A Difference' Series
September 10, 2009 at 10:59 AM (PT)
MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Triple A/Young Urban hybrid WYMS (88NINE RADIO MILWAUKEE)/MILWAUKEE prides itself on the way it spotlights positive change in the community it serves. The station has just begun an eight-week series it is calling "MAKING A DIFFERENCE," which will focus on volunteerism at eight local non-profits.
"MAKE A DIFFERENCE," which began airing this week, consists of short-form audio pieces (two to four minutes each) focusing on volunteers and mentors, organizations that they work with and residents who benefit from this important community involvement. "The series promotes reasons to volunteer and actively participate in Milwaukee’s civic life," said RADIOMILWAUKEE Exec. Dir. MARY LOUISE MUSSOLINE.
The organizations being featured include MADACC (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission), HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WOMEN'S BUILD, META HOUSE, MILWAUKEE MENTOR, AIDS RESOURCE CENTER OF MILWAUKEE and AMERICA SCORES. The final two weeks' spotlight groups have yet to be determined.
Since launching in FEBRUARY 2007, RADIOMILWAUKEE has been named the best radio station twice by readers of the MILWAUKEE SHEPHERD-EXPRESS weekly newspaper and selected as station of the year twice by the WISCONSIN AREA MUSIC INDUSTRY.