Clear Channel is donating Detroit AM WDTW to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council as part of the MMTC-Clear Channel Ownership Diversity Initiative.
A release explained, “The donation of this radio station license and transmitter will allow MMTC to offer a complete build-out opportunity of a new, major-market radio station to an entrepreneur or non-profit entering into broadcasting.”
MMTC President David Honig said: “Throughout the years, Clear Channel’s donations have been instrumental in helping MMTC secure ownership and training opportunities for minorities and women across the country. Many of MMTC’s buyers of these stations have ventured into interesting, unique, diverse programming to fill niche needs in the local communities.”
“Having a station and transmitter donated in a major market like Detroit is a huge asset for funding our mentoring and advocacy programs,” he added.
Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment John Hogan said, “We’re pleased that the donation of these resources will give the opportunity for enthusiastic new entrepreneurs to own and operate their own radio station.”
In 2010 Clear Channel donated six AMs in Arkansas, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, New Jersey and South Carolina to the MMTC as part of the same program.