WAPS Launches Rock & Recovery Channel; Garrett Hart Dir./Creative Content
September 20, 2011 at 1:12 PM (PT)
AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAPS (THE SUMMIT) has just launched a new streaming and HD-4 channel called ROCK & RECOVERY aimed at those in addiction recovery, their families and health-care professionals.
ROCK & RECOVERY combines uplifting, rock-based music from five decades, with positive messaging, humor, recovery strategies and testimonials. The channel will also offer educational addiction programming delivered by health-care professionals.
ROCK & RECOVERY officially signed on with its inaugural online broadcast on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th from the historic STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS’ GATE HOUSE in AKRON -- considered by many the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous.
"Our goal is simple -- become a resource, another tool, in health-care professionals’ and addictive specialists’ recovery strategy, especially now in this new and exciting world of public media," said ROCK & RECOVERY’s Exec. Dir. TOMMY BRUNO.
Crucial to the creation and daily execution of ROCK & RECOVERY, THE SUMMIT has named broadcast veteran GARRETT HART to the newly created position of Dir./Creative Content. HART will directly oversee the programming of ROCK & RECOVERY channel, along with KIDJAM RADIO, another online, commercial-free music service targeting "tweener" kids and their parents with music and positive messages and motivation.
HART will also assist SUMMIT staffers with promotion, marketing, and programming endeavors, along with hosting SATURDAY and SUNDAY mornings on-air at WAPS. He comes to WAPS after programming and on-air stops at SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, WDVE and WRRK/PITTSBURGH, WRQK/CANTON and WAPL/APPLETON-GREEN BAY.