Earl Jones, President & Market Manager of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago today announces a $1 Million Public Service Campaign urging listeners to register and vote in the 2010 Congressional Elections on November 2, 2010.
Through a series of on-air strategic messages from station personalities and community leaders, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI, 103.5 KISS-FM, 93.9 The Lite FM, V103, MEGA 95.5 and Inspiration 1390, will provide the Chicagoland community with detailed information on the voter registration process and the importance of voting in the mid-term elections.
“Our radio stations are the foundation of the Chicagoland community,” said Earl Jones, President & Market Manager of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago. “We are committed to providing the community with the most comprehensive information available for the upcoming election.”
The public service campaign also will include the introduction of a dedicated community website, www.clearlyconnectedchicago.com, featuring voter registration information, voting procedures, voting locations, absentee ballot information, online polls, and station podcasts.
In addition, over the next six weeks select iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago stations will air special programming, including multiple roundtable discussions with various cand idates to further highlight the upcoming election season. The stations will conduct on-site voter registration at various events, live broadcasts from polling locations throughout the community, and heavy utilization of social media.
The multi-layer public service campaign is a project of the iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago Advisory Board, which was established in 2004 to help the stations identify and implement initiatives that will provide enhanced service to the community.
The Advisory Board includes a cross-section of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago Executives and Community Partners
Diane Banks WLIT-FM Tammy Basile Life Source Blood Services Paula Braden Chicago Department of Public Health Julian Brown Nicor Gas Gloria Castillo Chicago United Tony Dailey iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Outdoor
Manny Flores Illinois Commerce Commission Craig Gilmore State Farm Insurance Juana Guzman National Museum of Mexican Art Joseph Harrington Chicago Department of Public Health Roderick Hawkins Chicago Urban League Robert I. Herskovitz, JD U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Jann HonorÃ© Illinois Area Development Director United Negro College Fund
Angela Ingram iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Rainbow Push Coalition Pastor Charles Jenkins Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
Earl Jones iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago
Pat Keenan The Tallulah Group Alejand ra Moran Si Communications Susan Peters University of Chicago Medical Center Wynona Redmond Dominick’s/Safeway, Inc. Vonita D. Reescer VDR & Associates, LLC Gerardo Rodriguez Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Marlene Rodriguez-Vick Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Linda Sisung iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Radio Chicago Colonel Eugene F. Scott Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. Rory E. Slater Illinois Department of Public Health Alderman Danny Solis City of Chicago Adrian Soto Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Abe Thompson Partnership Radio Karen Volkman The Ad Council Dr. Eric E. Whitaker University of Chicago Medical Center McGhee Williams-Osse Burrell Communications