August 28, 2017

National Radio Shows Create a Community to Support Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

National Radio Shows Create a Community to Support Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The National Reach of Nearly 300 Radio Stations Brings the Devastation of Hurricane Harvey to a Personal Level to Encourage Support

REACH Media’s Tom Joyner, Rickey Smiley, Erica Campbell, Willie Moore Jr, Russ Parr, DL Hughley, Ed Lover and Darlene McCoy Create a National Conversation

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the daily reach of the top syndicated radio and streaming shows in America today created an opportunity to have everyone hear personal stories and create care in a way that's relevant to each listener. REACH Media’s syndicated shows provided interviews with those affected as well as experts from the region to inform those listeners thousands of miles away on what they could do to impact others just like them. The following is a sampling of focus and commitment that took place:

Tom Joyner Morning Show (https://blackamericaweb.com/)

·         Launched BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund to provide financial support to families that are providing care for other households affected by Hurricane Harvey
·         Interviewed US Congressman Al Green from Houston who provided an update on FEMA and their ongoing efforts
·         Interviewed weatherman Paul Goodlow for the Weather channel regarding the effects of the ongoing rainfall caused by Hurricane Harvey
·         Interviewed Terri Thomas, Program Director/Ops Manager for our Radio One Houston stations for her perspective on the effects of Hurricane Harvey on the people they speak to every day
·         Featured coverage by Arsenio Hall on students affected by the hurricane - https://blackamericaweb.com/category/if-you-missed-it/
Rickey Smiley Morning Show (https://rickeysmileymorningshow.com/)

·         Spoke live with Mad Hatta from the Box radio station in Houston to understand what people in affected areas are going through - https://rickeysmileymorningshow.com/1811714/hurricane-harvey-houston/
·         Da Brat covered the story in the “Front Page” news with specific details for the audience to visualize
·         Every hour was focused on the affected area in and near Houston

Willie Moore Jr Show (williemoorejrshow.com )

James Fortune, Houston native, will be LIVE in-studio tonight
National gospel quartet The Walls Group out of Houston will provide interview and inspiration
Updates with Terri Thomas, Operations Manager/Program Director Radio One stations
Will provide resource numbers for donors

The Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy (thenightlyspirit.com)

Interviews scheduled with James Fortune & John Grey out of Houston, TX (boots on the ground experiences and efforts)

Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell (getuperica.com)

Interviewed news correspondent at our affiliate KYOK-AM – Houston
Did on-air prayer chain, encouraging listeners to pray for those affected in Houston
Encouraged listeners to donate to the Red Cross

The Russ Parr Morning Show (therussparrmorningshow.com)

Encouraged listeners to call in and donate to the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, City of Houston hurricane relief fund
Took calls from Houston residents to report their experiences
Posted donation links on Social Media

Ed Lover Morning Show ( edlovershow.com )

·         Monie Love covered in the “Early Morning Evening” news discussing the dire needs of the people affected

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