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Broadcasters Across the Country Shine the Spotlight on 2020 Graduates

Broadcasters Across the Country Shine the Spotlight on 2020 Graduates

Local broadcasters across the country are giving the class of 2020 the graduation celebrations they can’t have in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From airing senior spotlights to streaming virtual ceremonies, local stations are making sure students in their communities are celebrated.

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During Pandemic, Broadcasters Provide Critical Mental Health News and Resources

During Pandemic, Broadcasters Provide Critical Mental Health News and Resources

Local broadcasters across the country are providing mental, physical and emotional support resources to their viewers and listeners to help ease the strain of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stations are playing a critical role in keeping their communities active, engaged and connected every day.

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Radio Stations Provide Important Hub for Community Togetherness

Broadcasters Provide Financial Assistance to Community Members in Need

As stay-at-home practices continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, local radio stations are providing listeners with a valuable connection to the community and to each other even when self-isolating.

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Broadcasters Provide Financial Assistance to Community Members in Need

Broadcasters Provide Financial Assistance to Community Members in Need

Local broadcasters are providing financial and job search assistance to their viewers and listeners to help ease the economic pressures heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stations are highlighting local job openings, giving checks to furloughed workers and more.

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Broadcasters Spotlight and Support Frontline Workers

Broadcasters Spotlight and Support Frontline Workers

Local broadcasters across the country have played a leading role in honoring healthcare professionals and other frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Television and radio stations are airing profiles, raising money and bringing awareness to the essential services these workers are providing.

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Radio Stations Act Quickly to Cover the COVID-19 Pandemic

Radio Stations Act Quickly to Cover the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States, radio stations across the country moved quickly to focus their programming on news, emergency information and resources related to the crisis. We spoke to Renee Nash, director of News and Public Affairs at WHUR-FM Washington, D.C., about how daily life at a local radio station has changed in the wake of the coronavirus.

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Broadcasters Support Students and Celebrate Graduates During COVID-19 Crisis

Broadcasters Support Students and Celebrate Graduates During COVID-19 Crisis

Local broadcasters across the country have stepped up to help students continue their educations from home during the COVID-19 crisis. Television and radio stations are providing additional educational content, answering questions about the pandemic and even helping graduating seniors celebrate their accomplishments.

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Broadcasters Combat Hunger in Communities Nationwide

Broadcasters Combat Hunger in Communities Nationwide

Local radio and television stations across the country are playing a leading role in ensuring the most vulnerable members of their communities don’t go hungry as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Stations are raising money and collecting goods for food banks nationwide to support the needs of their listeners and viewers during the ongoing crisis.

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Broadcasters Connect Communities to Local Leaders

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local radio and television stations are serving surging audiences with the breaking news, emergency updates and public health information they need. In special programming events, broadcasters across the country have hosted town halls to connect their communities with leadership to help them understand the crisis.

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During Pandemic, Local Radio Provides News, Comfort and Connection

For decades, Americans have turned to radio for breaking news and emergency information during uncertain times. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, listeners are again tuning in to their local stations for news that is helping them keep safe but also for the human connection that radio provides.

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Across the Country, Broadcasters Support Local Businesses

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the economy across the country, local broadcasters are using their unique relationships with their communities to support the small businesses and workers who need them most.

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Local Broadcasters Play an Integral Role in Coronavirus Response

The COVID-19 pandemic presents our nation and our world with an unprecedented crisis. Across the country, local radio and television stations have stepped up to guide their communities through this challenging time. In addition to the locally focused news and updates that are vital to your community, broadcasters are providing public service announcements and health education, support and promotion for local businesses and positive stories about people coming together.

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How Broadcasters Serve Their Communities

More than 2.47 million American jobs depend on broadcasting, and the local broadcast radio and television industry - and the businesses that depend on it - generate $1.17 trillion annually for the nation's economy.


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