Pacific Media Group has created a $2 Million Marketing Fund to be granted to Hawaii businesses. Pacific Media Group, which owns 20 stations in Hawaii, designed the program to help local businesses connect with consumers looking for goods and services during the pandemic.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors held an emergency meeting regarding broadcasters in financial need due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The criteria for emergency grant qualifications has been revised to provide aid to broadcasters who meet the requirements and have been infected.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, iHeartMedia and Cleveland TV stations joined forces for a three-and-half-hour telethon on April 4 that aired simultaneously on WOIO CBS 19, CW 43 WUAB, and iHeart's WTAM 1100 and 100.7 WMMS. Over $150,000 was raised for two non-profits.
In a show of support to their local medical community, Hubbard country station KNUC-FM in Seattle has donated 3,000 medical masks to Virginia Mason Hospitals, Evergreen Health, Cottesmore Life Care, PacMed and Seattle Children’s to help nurses and doctors fighting the virus.
KIOK-FM, 94.9 "The Wolf", Kennewick, Washington, has teamed up to feed truckers hauling much needed supplies during the crisis. Truckers Lunchables is supplying truck drivers across the state of Washington with Free lunch, Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the restaurant ban is lifted.
The Nebraska Rural Radio Network will be hosting and airing a webinar to help cattle producers deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The free webinar will run at 6 PM CST on Wednesday, April 8.
The 30-minute webinars being held in all Beasley markets Wednesday are called Financial Relief for Small Business Owners: The Road Map. They'll feature representatives of the Small Business Administration to discuss how businesses can qualify and apply for emergency funds and grants to help keep their doors open
A free webinar offering ideas and recommendations to help broadcasters get through the COVID-19 crisis is set for Tuesday, April 7. The webinar is a collaboration between three media consulting companies.