PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 3, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content, announced the launch of “RADIO.COM’s Feed Our Families,” in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, to bring meals to those in need during these difficult times. As part of the partnership, Entercom Los Angeles stations, including 93.1 Jack FM (KCBS-FM), 94.7 The Wave (KTWV-FM), 97.1 AMP Radio (KAMP-FM), K-Earth 101 (KRTH-FM), KNX 1070 News Radio (KNX-AM) and KROQ (KROQ-FM) will participate in the month-long text to donate fundraiser benefitting local students and families in need. From August 3 to 28, the stations will encourage consumers to donate by texting “NEED” to 76278, to provide food donations for Los Angeles Unified families.
“Schools are a primary source of meals not only for many students but for their family members as well,” said Jeff Federman, Regional President, Entercom. “We’re delighted to partner with Los Angeles Unified School District to amplify our stations’ collective voice so no child or family member in Southern California goes hungry during these unstable times. We look forward to actively promoting the organization’s selfless efforts over the next month and using our platforms to serve our communities.”
“Today we’ll pass another milestone in our food relief program – 50 million meals,” said Austin Beutner, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified. “The need continues and so will our efforts until students can return to schools. That will take money and while we’ve raised more than $20 million from businesses and individuals, there’s still a gap. I’m grateful for all who are part of this effort as we are truly in this together.”
The funds support Los Angeles Unified’s 63 Grab & Go Food Centers, which have provided more than 50 million meals to those most in need, about one-third of whom are adults, since the program started in March.
Entercom is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. “RADIO.COM’s Feed Our Families” is a part of Entercom Serves, the Company’s social impact platform that raises awareness of social issues and brings communities together for good. Entercom unites with its listeners and brands to support sound communities through five pillars of impact: mental health and anti-bullying, veterans and service members, children’s health, the environment and civic education.
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Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. With presence in every major U.S. market, and accessible on every device, Entercom delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. The company’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Entercom is the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news and the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S. Learn more at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).