Over 40 Chicago Stations To Simultaneously Air Mayor's 'Town Hall'
November 8, 2016 at 3:36 AM (PT)
Over 40 CHICAGO radio stations will simultaneously air a 30-minute "town hall" with Mayor RAHM EMANUEL next MONDAY (11/14) at 6p (CT). BILL KURTIS will moderate the "CHICAGO RADIO TOWN HALL MEETING." Stations operated by CBS RADIO, iHEARTMEDIA, CUMULUS, HUBBARD, UNIVISION, TRIBUNE MEDIA, SBS, ESPN RADIO, SALEM, NEWSWEB, and MIDWAY as well as NPR affiliates will be represented.
"This project showcases the high value that radio broadcasters have in a media marketplace,” said ILLINOIS BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION Chairman and IBA Radio Broadcasters of CHICAGOLAND Committee Chair DOUG LEVY. “My colleagues and I all share a deep sense of responsibility to our audiences. This unprecedented broadcast connects an enormous number of people with their elected leader tasked with making lives better for everyone in CHICAGO.”
“I recently asked the leaders of CHICAGO-area radio stations to utilize their powerful platforms and tremendous reach to motivate Chicagoans to take a more active role in making our city stronger,” said EMANUEL. “They answered the call with this unique broadcast opportunity. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with the people of CHICAGO about how, when we work together, we make our city better for everyone who calls it home.”
“The fact the most popular radio stations in CHICAGO are willing to set aside regular programming and commercial inventory to air this 30-minute conversation with the Mayor is a prime example of local broadcasters doing what they do best; serving the needs of their listeners within their communities of license,” said IBA President/CEO DENNIS LYLE.