Disaster In Japan: Radio Responds
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March 14, 2011 at 4:51 AM (PT)
On FRIDAY (NET NEWS 3/11), ALL ACCESS told you the story of OHANA BROADCASTING Dir./Programming RICK THOMAS, and that group's work to keep HAWAII informed of the incoming tsunami caused by the earthquake in JAPAN. With the disaster in that country continuing to unfold, radio is beginning to organize help.
THOMAS told ALL ACCESS, "Here's something that local radio vereran LANAI put together. Local organization GRP HOME consists of BUTI-GROOVE HAWAII, FITTED HAWAII, IN4MATION and THE BAREFOOT LEAGUE. GRP HOME's mission is to spread the meaning of Aloha. They've created a t-shirt with the O in Aloha as JAPAN's Rising Sun, and are selling them for $20 -- 100% of the proceeds benefit the HAWAII RED CROSS FOUNDATION to support victims in JAPAN. So far the organization has printed over 600 shirts."
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KHKS (106.1 KISS-FM)/DALLAS is collecting money in the form of pennies. The station posted on its website, "In response to the earthquake, tsunami and resulting devastation in JAPAN, we are launching a Penny Pickup Program today. We will travel around to offices throughout the METROPLEX to pick up cash donations ONLY. You're encouraged to dump your spare change that you have lying around into the bed of our Penny Pickup Truck!"
CITADEL Top 40 KKMG (MAGIC 98.9)/COLORADO SPRINGS is also helping raise money with their "Rally for Relief." DANGER DEAN of the MAGIC MORNING SHOW will host an all-day on-air marathon as the rest of the MAGIC FM family will be on the streets of SOUTHERN COLORADO collecting monetary donations. The station will be live from six different locations surrounding COLORADO SPRINGS and also one location in PUEBLO.
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