WBLS (Emmis Communications)
- Town Hall – Disrupting Racial & Ethnic Disparities and Solutions for New Yorkers Ages 50+
On February, 20th, 2018, WBLS partnered with AARP for a free Town Hall event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem for a deep dive discussion into Disrupting Racial & Ethnic Disparities and Solutions for New Yorkers Ages 50+. Moderated by WBLS’ Open Line Hosts, the now late, Bob Slade, and Bob Pickett, the station brought together NYS Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Senator Kevin Parker, Hazel Dukes, NAACP and a panel of experts for the discussion. The event was promoted on-air and on WBLS’ social media outlets for 3 weeks prior. The packed room of more than 300 New Yorkers, listened and asked questions and he event was live-streamed on WBLS’ Facebook page so all New Yorkers could participate. As a direct result of this event, Speaker Heastie publicly declared for the first time that Secure Choice would be in the final Assembly One House budget, which it was – it passed and was signed into law! With the passage of the Secure Choice Act, 3.5 million private sector employees in New York, who currently have no access to retirement savings through their employer, will now have a way and an option to do so.
WQHT (Emmis Communications)
- Town Hall – New York City Housing Authority Crisis
The New York City Housing Authority provides affordable housing for nearly half a million New Yorkers. But with a no-heat crisis and other ongoing health and safety issues, can NYCHA turn it around before it is too late? After a rough winter for tens of thousands of rent-paying NYCHA residents who found themselves without heat and without help on some of the coldest days in decades, residents told us it was nothing new, but it was also never this bad. From Throggs Neck to Far Rockaway, one end of the city to the other, resident council leaders told us they were running high on complaints and low on results—a pattern all too familiar from the lead paint scandal and safety issues like crime, lighting, and security cameras. Aging buildings, boilers breaking down, lack of staff, and lack of funding—despite NYCHA’s $3 billion annual budget—are the reasons we kept getting. Another frustration was no real timetable for repairs…. So HOT 97’s Street Soldiers took it to the people of NYCHA housing in a ground-breaking Town Hall on February 2nd, 2018 in the Bronx.
Voices were united as residents demanded permanent fixes to the problems. Residents and resident council leaders from more than a dozen public housing developments came out with local youth and concerned elected officials to talk about ways to solve the persistent problems facing NYCHA residents. Residents have complained about no heat or hot water, urgent repairs not being made, broken promises, and dangerous health issues like lead and mold exposure. Our panelists who grew up in public housing say it is time to take the issues to NYCHA and City Hall. Joining our panel was hip-hop artist Ja Rule. The Town Hall was live-streamed on HOT 97’s Facebook page allowing New Yorkers from all boroughs to participate. On February 2nd the Town Hall event was live-streamed on HOT 97’s Facebook page and was promoted through on-air and social media posts. On February 4th, the Town Hall was broadcast on HOT 97 airwaves for a one hour special. Lisa Evers’ actually did a follow up Town Hall on November 18th, 2018 to see what had changed. The reality is that the issues continue to happen. HOT 97’s Lisa Evers will continue to bring New Yorkers stories to light and continue to shed a light on these issues.
WLIB (Emmis Communications)
- Urban Radio Cares for St. Jude’s Kids
The Urban Radio Cares for St. Jude kids program began in 2008 through a partnership between St. Jude and Gospel/Inspiration format around the country and the nationally syndicated, Yolanda Adams Morning Show for a radiothon broadcast, the Radio Cares for St. Jude kids national event. Since 2010, WLIB has supported the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by sharing the stories of families fighting childhood cancer and other deadly illnesses. Through the nearly decade long partnership WLIB has introduced St. Jude to their listening audience resulting in hundreds of monthly donors and over $1.1M raised to support the hospital’s lifesaving work and ensuring no family ever pays for treatment, travel, housing or food.
WSKQ/WPAT Mega 97.9 & Amor 93.1 Spanish Broadcasting System
- National Night Out Against Crime & Voting Campaign
National Night Out – Mega 97.9, 93.1 Amor and the NYPD have collaborated on several occasions to host several community-police awareness raising events in the New York Tristate area. National Night out against crime held on the first Tuesday of every August. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts. The community event promotes a more caring place to live and work, while building the relationship between neighborhoods and the law enforcement. It also provides a great opportunity for the community to work together for a positive cause. For the past 5 years, our radio stations have supported the National Night Out against Crime initiative, providing PSA’s, on-site activations, raffles, food giveaway, talent support and have hosted the events with our talents and also local talents.
Voting Campaign – During “La Caravana del Voto,” our radio stations help build awareness while building the political power of young people through pop culture, music and activations. Our radio stations coordinated community presence for two months prior to the midterm elections while deeply integrating the message to get out and Vote in each community. Both of our radio stations ran PSA’s, hosted community activations, social media content, and live read and mentions.
WFUV-FM (Fordham University)
- Strike a Chord Campaign – Autism Acceptance
Inclusivity and understanding are the pathways to accepting and getting to know the people around us. This fall, WFUV’s Strike A Chord Campaign focused its attention on autism acceptance. The campaign spotlighted 12 organizations that work to promote autism acceptance in a series of PSAs.
In addition to public service announcements that aired for a month, the campaign included news stories by WFUV reporters Julia Rist and Natalie Migliore, covering a variety of issues, including how swimming provides invaluable therapy for kids with autism. The campaign culminated with a panel discussion that aired on WFUV and BronxNet Television.
WAXQ ( Q104.3) Classic Rock & WWPR (Power 105.1) – (iHeartMedia)
- “Change for Change Radiothon” to support Project 375 which provided free community mental health programs
The second annual Breakfast Club’s #Change4Change radiothon took place on November 15th 2018, bringing our 2-year total to just over $1,000,000 ! Featuring on-air personalities DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. From 6am-10am across 77+ syndicated markets and from 10am-12midnight in NYC and participating markets, they encouraged listeners to donate in support of PROJECT 375, a charity co-founded by NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall and his wife Michi. Brandon, who after struggling with mental illness himself for years, was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2011.
PROJECT 375 offers a number of free community programs and resources addressing mental health such as PROJECT PREVENT, which provides Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings for parents, teachers and anyone working closely with youth; and Mind Over Matter Talks, where members of the organization visit schools to speak with students, principals, community leaders and parents about mental health. The radiothon received support from thousands of listeners across the country, as well as a variety of organizations and artists!
WMCA AM-570 – THE MISSION – THE ANSWER New York City (Salem Broadcasting)
- Focus on the Family & Alive in New York
WMCA is partnered with Focus on the Family to invite all New Yorkers to attend a special event in Times Square on May 4th called “Alive from New York.”
“Alive from New York” is designed to celebrate the sanctity of human life; marvel at the wonder of human development in the womb; and encourage advocacy for women facing unplanned pregnancies and the preborn. The event will feature live music and inspirational speeches from special guests, as well as abortion survivors. The culminating moment of the event will be a live 4D ultrasound broadcast on massive digital screens in Times Square. Event capacity is limited to 10,000 attendees.
WMCA is supporting the “Alive from New York” with on-air promotions, interviews and a live broadcast of the event. Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. Focus on the Family can be heard every weekday on WMCA.
WCBS AM 880, WFAN FM & 102.7 (Entercom)
- MARCH OF Dimes Campaign
WCBS 880 is a major media partner of the March of Dimes all year long providing on air support for messaging around the fight against premature birth. The campaign includes an early year push to the annual March for Babies which took place yesterday Sunday April 28th in Manhattan with Giants Running Back Saquon Barkley filling in for his teammate Eli Manning as March Celebrity Ambassador.
WCBS promotes the walk in the weeks leading up to the event. In the days leading up, Reporter Marla Diamond delivers news stories on the real life impact of prematurity in families across the tristate. Marla has been doing this reporting for years now. On the day of the March, WCBS 880 is on-site with reporting on the day of the event. Marla also appears on stage to help them kickoff the event. Street teamers from WFAN and 102.7 provide entertainment at the end of the March in Manhattan. The rest of the year, WCBS promotes the March of Dimes message leading up to World Prematurity Day in November.
WXTV Channel 41 – New York City (UNIVISION)
- Reaching the Community
Univision 41 takes very seriously the job of informing the community and not just in our news editions. We serve the community with important community announcement and campaigns throughout the year. Just a few of our campaigns are listed below :
- Census Employment January 2019. A week long campaign informing the public about job opportunities with Census 2020
- Blood drive Campaign January 2019. A call to donate blood at Harlem Hospital
- Citizenship Phone Bank March 2019. A week long campaign urging viewers about the importance of becoming a citizen
- Amate a Ti Misma Campaign February 2019. A three week message campaign urging woman to undergo free breast cancer examinations
- Juntos Fuertes March 2019– A three week campaign informing and warning viewers on the dangers of diabetes followed by a health fair.
- Activa tu Plan de Emergencia. A year long campaign with FDNY with life saving tips in Spanish. It began in late January and will run until December.
WABC-TV Ch. 7 New York City
- Operation 7 Save a Life Campaign
Operation 7 Save a Life Campaign aims to prevent injury and death by educating people about the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide. Every year thousands of people dies from carbon monoxide poisoning and fires. The stations’ operation save a life has in fact saved many lives. This has been a 20 year effort. The program helped hand out more than 660,000 smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to people who can’t otherwise afford them.
WPIX-TV Ch. 11 New York City
- “FUEL MY SCHOOL” Contest for NY & NJ Public Schools
Each year, school teachers in the US spend an average of $500 out-of-pocket on classroom supplies (Forbes.) PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship sponsored FUEL MY SCHOOL, a station initiative to help public school students “fuel their school” will be returning for a third year. Through an essay contest, PIX11 made a financial donation to help an elementary school; a middle school and a high school achieve their academic goals through upgraded classroom supplies.
Presented by Altice, PIX11’s 2019 Fuel My School competition will awarded $11 thousand for each winning school and $5 thousand for the runner-up in each category. In prior years, PIX11’s FUEL MY SCHOOL initiative received nearly 1000 school submissions, and over the course of the contests, nearly 30,000 votes were received.
WEPN 98.7 ESPN New York City
- Annual NYPD vs FDNY Ice Hockey Heroes Game
98.7 ESPN worked in conjunction with NYPD and FDNY to broadcast their annual Ice Hockey Heroes game live from Madison Square Garden on Saturday March 30th. This game is a yearly event that helps raise money for important charitable causes including the PBA Widows and Children’s Fund and The Uniformed Fire Officers Association Widows And Children’s Fund. 98.7’s Don LaGreca and Former New York Rangers Captain Dave Maloney called all of the action live and helped raise awareness on air about these important charities that help support the Men and Women who support our Communities so bravely. 98.7 ESPN even helped secure donations of up to $10,000 to these great causes. This was the 2nd year that 98.7 ESPN has partnered with The NYPD and FDNY and we look forward to continuing the growth of this initiative and relationship in the years to come.
WNBM – 103.9 (Cumulus Media)
- Maimonides Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn – Holiday Gift Campaign
In a borough of more than half a million children, Maimonides Children’s Hospital is Brooklyn’s only fully-accredited children’s hospital focused on the treatment and care of infants, children, and adolescents. It provides the full range of pediatric services and specialties to ensure that the children receive the very best care possible. Maimonides utilizes state-of-the-art technology and employs an outstanding team of board-certified pediatric physicians, surgeons, nurses, and nurse practitioners who dedicate their lives to the health and well-being of children. The work they do is incredible. Their steadfast commitment to quality care, combined with a patient-centered philosophy and a dynamic child life program puts Maimonides children’s hospital at the forefront of pediatric medicine. Radio 103.9 and 77WABC had the opportunity to bring gifts to sick children during the Holiday Season. It was truly an amazing experience.