VPR Ships Hand-Cranked Radios to Mississippi

VPR Ships Hand-Cranked Radios to Mississippi
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Vermont Public Radio shipped a box of Grundig hand-cranked radios to the Madison County Mississippi Sheriff's Department.
According to PD Jody Evans the enclosed letter said:
"This may be a strange offering, but as radio producers, news reporters and broadcasters, we know how much a lifeline having a working radio in a powerless home or shelter can be." Each radio was accompanied by a handwritten note from a staff member at VPR.
This Friday, VPR will join other broadcasters in an effort promoted by NAB, airing a day-long fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. VPR is donating the costs of conducting and coordinating the on-air appeal. VPR and other noncoms received a waiver from the FCC for its rules banning noncoms from fundraising for other non-profit organizations.


Mississippi Radio Vet Jim Karr Dies

“Jim was one of the nice guys in our business,” said CEO Steven Ludwig. “He cared deeply about radio and about the Mississippi Delta. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Margaret, and the rest of their family.”