Katrina Relief: Radio One’s Efforts

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Radio One’s Cleveland cluster – WZAK/93.1, WENZ/107.9, WJMO/1490 and WERE/1300 – has held its own Katrina relief radiothon…a 16 hour effort that started Tuesday morning at 6 AM. Radio and Records Online reports that “at the Randall Park Mall lot in North Randall, OH, station staffers (accepted) donations of items including gift cards from gas-station gift cards, discount stores like Target and Wal-mart and restaurants, along with phone cards and such basic supplies as water, clothing and food. The donations will be sent to New Orleans.” R&R also calls Radio One Cleveland a “three-station” cluster. We’ll forgive them, though…it’s easy to forget brokered talk WERE when you’re counting stations, even if its call letters are in the story…

WKYC/3 reported this morning that the effort raised $85,000, and filled 3 buses, a tractor-trailer and other vehicles.

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