Entercom Launches Daily “I’m Listening” Capsule on All Stations Nationwide Amid Global Health Pandemic
Mental Health Awareness Content to Feature Celebrities, Artists, Media Hosts and Mental Health Specialists
PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 5, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, announced the launch of a daily “I’m Listening” capsule. The 60-second public service announcements, which are an extension of Entercom’s annual, yearlong “I’m Listening” mental health awareness initiative, will feature the voices and thoughts of artists, celebrities, media hosts and mental health specialists. The “I’m Listening” daily capsule will be broadcast across the company’s portfolio of over 230 stations nationwide and via each station’s livestream on RADIO.COM.
“Radio has served as a trusted and critical source of information for listeners during this global health pandemic,” said Pat Paxton, Chief Programming Officer, Entercom. “As part of our ongoing commitment to mental health awareness and suicide prevention, we are proud to leverage our extensive nationwide reach to bring listeners this timely and important message at a time when it is needed most.”
The daily capsules will feature singer and songwriter Halsey; former American Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps; singer, rapper, songwriter and flutist Lizzo; singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Allessia Cara; rock band Blink-182; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former Nirvana member Krist Novoselic and more to help listeners navigate the complexities of this global health pandemic.
Entercom is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. The “I’m Listening” daily capsule is a part of Entercom Serves, the Company’s social impact platform that raises awareness of social issues and brings communities together for good. Entercom unites with its listeners and brands to support sound communities through five pillars of impact: mental health and anti-bullying, veterans and service members, children’s health, the environment and civic education.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. With presence in every major U.S. market, and accessible on every device, Entercom delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. The company’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Entercom is the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news and the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S. Learn more at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).