PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 19, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced a two-hour live “I’m Listening” event, presented by Recovery Centers of America and hosted by radio and television host and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky. The program will air on Today’s 101.9 (WLIF-FM) Facebook Live on Thursday, November 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Drew and a panel of expert speakers will discuss substance abuse, suicide prevention and information on how to get help.
“Millions of people are affected by mental illness. It is our goal to open up the conversation and help end the stigma surrounding mental health,” said Tracy Brandys, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Baltimore. “We are proud to leverage our platform and voices to help provide the appropriate resources and information to those affected and encourage people to talk.”
The program will take place in front of a live audience at the Entercom Baltimore Performance Studio. Morning show talent Gina Crash from Today’s 101.9 and Jason Kidd from 947 The Drive (WIAD-FM) will lead the discussion along with Dr. Drew. They will be answering questions from both the in-studio audience and Facebook Live viewers. For those not in attendance, Facebook Live links will be posted on the Facebook pages of Today’s 101.9, 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), HFS@104.9 FM (WWMX-HD2), MIX 106.5 (WWMX-FM) and Sports Radio 1300 (WJZ-AM) in Baltimore and 947 The Drive and WPGC 95.5 FM (WPGC-FM) in Washington. D.C.
Panelists for the event will include Dr. Deni Carise, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer, Recovery Centers of America; Mike Gimbel, Mike Gimbel Associates, LLC; Steve Schuh, Executive Director, Opioid Operational Command Center, State of Maryland; Charles Moore, Chief of Police, Bel Air, MD; and Edgar Wiggins, Executive Director, Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
“I’m Listening,” presented by Recovery Centers of America is aimed at challenging the stigma and isolation surrounding mental health and showing those affected that there is help. Recovery Centers of America’s mission is to save one million lives from the disease of addiction using evidence-based practices and clinical expertise.
“I’m Listening” is Entercom’s yearlong multiplatform initiative to raise awareness around mental health. The campaign includes suicide prevention PSAs, on-air promos and a dedicated website with information and resources to end the stigma around mental health discussions. The company also aired a two-hour live nationwide “I’m Listening” broadcast special on mental health awareness on September 8 to mark the start of National Suicide Prevention Week.
If someone you know is going through a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.
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About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).