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Radio Helps Out on Typhoon Relief

Efforts come from the Midwest to Hawaii

Radio stations from Chicago to California and Hawaii pitched in to raise money for the victims of the Philippine typhoon, according to the December issue of the NAB’s Licensed to Serve newsletter.

In Hawaii, 15 radio and TV broadcasters have organized “Kokua for the Philippines,” a benefit concert that aired Dec. 15 on radio, TV and the Internet. The concert featured mostly local talent, but Mick Fleetwood made an appearance. Radio stations involved included Clear Channel’s KSSK(AM/FM) and KDNN(FM). Proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

In Chicago, CBS Radio’s WBBM(AM) turned its “Day of Giving” campaign over to typhoon and tornado relief. It raised over $2.1 million for the American Red Cross.

On the West Coast, CBS Radio clusters in Sacramento and San Francisco also supported the American Red Cross, combining with CBS TV stations to raise more than $700,000. In Los Angeles, CBS Radio’s KROQ(FM) auctioned off special event packages for its 24th annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert at the Shrine Auditorium. The total haul was $25,000.

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