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Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Five Canton, Ohio, stations held a joint radiothon and auction to aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts: D A Petersonís WDJQ-FM and WDPN-AM, Clear Channel Media and Entertainmentís WYNT-FM and Next Media Groupís WHBC-FM/AM. According to Radio World, the stations raised over $17,000 for the Red Cross and collected five U-Haul trucks full of donations including clothing, diapers, blankets and food. After the radiothon, the five trucks caravanned to Long Island, where the National Guard unloaded and distributed the goods.
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