Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Emmis Communicationís WQHT-FM New York distributed blankets, clothing, HD Radios and health products to Hurricane Sandy victims through its Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation. Clear Channel told Inside Radio that its stationsí donation drives brought in two tons of goods in New York and 200,000 pounds in Connecticut. Morning host Elvis Duranís spokesperson told All Access that he personally donated $30,000, on top of joining Clear Channelís collection efforts. Cumulus Mediaís WABC-AM/FM promoted drop off locations for donations, while Cumulusís WPLJ-FM held a six-day donation drive and sold #savestatenisland t-shirts to benefit victims.
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