As federal, state, and local agencies, along with charitable groups, work to provide disaster relief for Florida residents dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, radio stations are beginning to mobilize relief efforts of their own. The iHeartMedia stations in Raleigh, NC are attempting to fill a truck with much-needed supplies today (Oct. 5) from 6am-8pm during a hurricane relief donation drive at a local Walmart Supercenter.
The stations – which include “106.1 FM Talk” WTKK, classic rock WRDU (100.7), country “B93.9” WNCB, CHR “G105” WDCG, and classic hip-hop “95.3 The Beat” which airs on the Clayton, NC-licensed translator W237BZ, fed by WDGC-HD2 – will be on-site broadcasting live and promoting the event. Listeners are encouraged to attend and donate supplies for Ian-impacted Floridians. The truckful of supplies will be delivered to God’s Pit Crew Inc., a non-profit crisis response team that will be making multiple supply deliveries to Florida.
The most in-demand supplies needed include new washcloths, deodorant, AAA batteries and non-perishable food items.
“Our team has heard from many Triangle-area listeners who have a connection to Hurricane victims in Florida, whether it be friends or family,” said Trevor Morini, VP of Programming for iHeartMedia Raleigh. “The overwhelming desire to help those victims is what makes us proud to be part of this community.”