Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 4/2/2016
Raycomís Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans led a group of stations in a March 16 flood relief telethon after a week of historic rain and floods displaced hundreds of people. ďItís not only our duty as broadcasters to make sure our viewers are safe, either by warning them early of dangerous weather or keeping them informed as those storms move through our area, but after the storm passes, it is also our duty to help those around us who have been affected,Ē said WVUE General Manager Tim Ingram. Raycom stations that joined WVUE in raising $9,000 included CBS affiliate WAFB Baton Rouge; NBC affiliate KPLC Lake Charles; CBS affiliate KSLA Shreveport; NBC affiliate WDAM Hattiesburg MS; ABC affiliate WLOX Biloxi MS; and NBC affiliate WMC Memphis.
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