Townsquare Media’s New Jersey 101.5/WKXW-FM is presenting an on-air/virtual town hall on opioid addiction and recovery this Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m.
“As the opioid crisis continues to threaten New Jersey, we understand our responsibility to use our powerful voice and multiple platforms to continue the conversation on this pervasive epidemic,” the station’s Brand Manager Anne Gress said. “I am proud to be part of a station and media company that understands this responsibility and is bringing this critically important information to the community.”
The on-air guest panel is comprised of alumni of New Jersey recovery programs who will answer live, call-in questions from listeners throughout the hour.
Online, under the direction of New Jersey 101.5 Digital Managing Editor Louis C. Hochman, the town hall will be streamed via Facebook Live, with a panel of experts from several county alcohol and drug abuse offices available to answer questions and provide resources for persons in need.
The 101.5 News Department will also air a series of special news segments from its investigative reporter David Matthau entitled Battling Addiction, beginning Monday, Oct. 21 and continuing up to the town hall broadcast. Online versions of those stories can be found on NJ1015.com and the free New Jersey 101.5 app.