Grand Ole Opry And Nashville Radio Announce Hurricane Benefit
September 26, 2005 at 10:00 AM (PT)
NASHVILLE Country radio stations WKDF and WSIX have agreed to join a special GRAND OLE OPRY "simulcast" with the OPRY's flagship station, WSM-A, for a HURRICANE KATRINA benefit. The broadcast, "COUNTRY REACHES OUT- AN OPRY BENEFIT FOR THE RED CROSS," will take place on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th at 7p (CT), and will also air on GAC, the DIY NETWORK and SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO.
Artists confirmed to appear so far include: ALAN JACKSON, KEITH URBAN, LEE ANN WOMACK, JULIE ROBERTS, TERRI CLARK, CRAIG MORGAN, plus OPRY regulars such as BILL ANDERSON, LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS, PORTER WAGONER and JIMMY C. NEWMAN.
WSM-A OM KJ ALLEN says all proceeds will go to the RED CROSS in a rare promotion with 3-competing radio stations working together. "Putting the competitive battle aside for two hours is the very least we can do to help those affected by HURRICANE KATRINA," said WSIX PD KEITH KAUFFMAN.