ATLANTA– Sept. 8, 2017 – Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta’s Radio stations, News 95.5 and AM750 WSB (WSB-AM), B98.5 (WSB-FM), 97.1 The River (WSRV), and KISS 104.1 (WALR), partnered with WSB-TV Ch. 2 Action News and The Atlanta Journal Constitution to ask Atlanta area residents to help us collect bottled water for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Listeners, viewers and readers came out to support the Convoy of Care in force, packing 10 trucks of clean drinking water over only two days. At times, the line of vehicles waiting to drop off bottled water stretched nearly a half mile. Donations came from private citizens as well as local businesses and organizations.
Donna Hall, CMG Atlanta Radio’s VP and General Manager said, “I am astounded by the response of our listeners. The power of radio is clearly alive and well and it makes me proud to know that our four radio stations, along with our TV and print partners, can put out a call for help and fill 10 semi-trucks full of water for people in need. I’ve always known that radio works and it was affirmed again last week.”
The Convoy of Care, with trucks, drivers and labor provided by Atlanta Peach Movers and Kroger, are traveling with a law enforcement escort to deliver the approximately 500,000 bottles to those in need in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Houston, Texas.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, seven daily newspapers and 11 non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.