Entercom Partners With Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to Launch “Feed the Need Radiothon”
Food Drive Supported by News Radio 1020 KDKA, 93.7 The Fan, 100.7 Star and Y108 to Benefit Those in Need
PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 9, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced the “Feed the Need Radiothon” in Pittsburgh to benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The radiothon, which aims to fund 100,000 meals to help displaced workers who are utilizing the emergency drive up distribution sites as well as food pantries in and around the Pittsburgh region, will be broadcast live on News Radio 1020 KDKA (KDKA-AM), 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM), 100.7 Star (WBZZ-FM) and Y108 (WDSY-FM) on Tuesday, April 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. The initiative is part of the companywide Stay Connected campaign which aligns its crisis efforts in producing impactful and compelling content, promotions and partnerships to support local communities.
“Radio serves as a lifeline for local communities and brings them together in times of need. Pittsburghers always come together and this is no exception,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. “We are looking forward to leveraging our voice to help our friends and neighbors through the ‘Feed the Need Radiothon’ in partnership with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. We hope to do our part and help our community during this pandemic.”
“We are facing challenging times as a community and as a nation,” said Lisa Scales, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “With your help, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is committed to keeping the community fed during this time of crisis. Lending a hand and helping a neighbor in need is what Pittsburgh does best. We are deeply grateful for Entercom and their family of stations, and we are excited to partner on the “Feed the Need Radiothon.” This effort will help ensure that all of our neighbors have enough to eat during this uncertain time.”
During the radiothon, News Radio 1020 KDKA, 93.7 The Fan, 100.7 Star and Y108 will broadcast live throughout the day, featuring hourly interviews and updates focused on the fundraising effort to support those in need. Listeners are encouraged to donate online and via phone call or text message.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distributed more than one million more pounds of food in March 2020 than was distributed in March 2019. The Food Bank has also seen an increase of 543 percent of people coming to the warehouse for support. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank was founded in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1980 to support those dealing with unemployment after the collapse of the steel Industry.
Entercom Pittsburgh partners with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank annually. For more information, please visit KDKARadio.com/feedtheneed.
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).