9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Names Clear Channel Media & Entertainment Official Entertainment Partner
For the Third Consecutive Year, Clear Channel Will Encourage Listeners Nationwide to Participate in 9/11 Day and Will Honor First Responders and Service Members with Local Volunteer Service
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MyGoodDeed, the respected 9/11 nonprofit which annually organizes the federally-recognized 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance (http://911day.org), has again named longtime supporter Clear Channel Media and Entertainment the official national entertainment partner of 9/11 Day. Since 2010, Clear Channel, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, has used its broad reach to inspire millions of Americans to observe the anniversary of 9/11 by serving others. Over the last three years, Clear Channel has committed over $10 million in support, the single largest media contribution by any 9/11 Day partner.
From September 1 through September 11, Clear Channel's 840 radio stations will air a series of on-air public service messages in support of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Listeners who want to participate can choose options including volunteering, donating to charities of their choice, or simply making a voluntary pledge to dedicate time on 9/11, or another day, to performing good deeds that help others in need.
This 9/11, an estimated 35 million people are expected to observe the day through service of some nature. For example, in five cities across the country, military veterans, civilians, and active-duty service members will be volunteering with The Mission Continues at projects that pay tribute to first responders, who played a critical role on 9/11. Each project will honor the sacrifices of those lost on September 11, 2001 and in years since in defending the country.
Some of this year's projects will address needed upgrades and servicing at sites including the FDNY Fire Academy, the St. Louis Fire Department Headquarters and Training Facility, and the Texas Fire Museum. From Saturday, September 7 through Wednesday, September 11, Clear Channel on-air personalities in New York, Boston, Washington DC, St. Louis, Dallas, and Phoenix will help promote volunteer activities and in many instances will be personally on location to report back to listeners. In NYC, Bethany Watson, co-host of the popular "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" in New York on Z100, which is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, will be onsite at the Fire Academy Randall's Island to assist in refreshing and improving the facility atmosphere.
"Clear Channel was an inaugural partner of 9/11 Day in 2010 because we strongly believed in giving the public a platform to publicly or privately honor those lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001," said Jessica King, Director of Community Engagement for Clear Channel. "We believe our participation is more important each passing year to ensure that 9/11 Day remains the world's largest annual day of charitable service and giving in the U.S."
"Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has been an absolutely instrumental partner for three years, helping us substantially increase public awareness of, and participation in 9/11 Day," said David Paine, president and co-founder of the 9/11 Day Observance. "The entire company has been deeply dedicated to the cause of remembering and honoring the victims and heroes of 9/11, and we are extremely thankful and touched by their ongoing commitment to 9/11 Day."
About 9/11 Day
9/11 Day (http://911day.org) is the non-profit movement to observe September 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds. 9/11 Day was originally created in 2002 by the 9/11 community to provide a positive and permanent way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, and honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks. In 2009, the U.S. Congress formally designated 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law. Today 9/11 Day is the nation's largest annual day of charitable service, with more than 35 million Americans dedicating time to helping others in need. Make your pledge to participate at 911day.org, and; visit our Facebook/911day page, and follow-us on Twitter/911day, #911day.
About Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media & Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.
The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.
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