PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 23, 2020 – Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, launched “I’m Listening: Stay Connected,” a multiplatform, live daily show focused on mental health in the midst of the global health pandemic. The show, which is a part of Entercom’s annual, yearlong I’m Listening mental health awareness initiative, is hosted by licensed therapist Dr. Chris Donaghue, who will offer resources and tips and answer questions from listeners to keep overwhelm at bay. “I’m Listening: Stay Connected” will air Monday through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT on RADIO.COM, the exclusive digital home for all Entercom content across its portfolio of 235 stations, and via Facebook Live, Twitter Stream and YouTube Live.
“I’m Listening: Stay Connected” will feature various professionals in the mental health field, including Patti Stanger from “The Millionaire Matchmaker” on love and dating in the era of quarantines; Amber Rose, model and actress; Jake Shears, lead singer of pop-rock band Scissor Sisters; Frankie Grande, “Rock of Ages” star and brother of Ariana Grande; Taylor Dayne, three-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter; Linda Blair, actress famously known for her role in “The Exorcist”; and Jai Rodriguez, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” actor and CHANNEL Q on-air personality. Dr. Donaghue will also be available to answer listeners’ questions and discuss how to manage anxiety during the current news landscape or struggles with maintaining social distance.
“During this global health pandemic, we are all looking for ways to support each other. Talking is an important tool to help those struggling with mental illness and a way for us to support those who are feeling overwhelmed,” said Pam Russo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, RADIO.COM. “‘I’m Listening: Stay Connected’ will provide our millions of listeners across the country access to information and professionals in the medical field, encouraging healthy dialogue throughout this time of great uncertainty.”
“Due to current events, it’s imperative now more than ever that we focus on our mental health with both self and community care,” said Donaghue. “‘I’m Listening: Stay Connected” is here to help support and guide with the necessary facts and tools, but more importantly we are here to listen.”
Dr. Chris Donaghue is a therapist, educator, international lecturer, and the host of nightly radio show “Loveline” on CHANNEL Q, a RADIO.COM Original Station and the premiere LGBTQ+ Talk Radio Network. He has been featured on “The Today Show,” VICE, in The New York Times, National Geographic, and many others. Dr. Donaghue has lectured at universities like University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Princeton University. He has also served as the keynote speaker at various conferences including Chicago Ideas.
To access the live broadcast of “I’m Listening: Stay Connected” and to share a story, audiences can visit https://www.radio.com/drchris. Listeners are encouraged to submit their questions for Dr. Donaghue and his guests via Twitter and Instagram using #ImListening.
Entercom is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. “I’m Listening: Stay Connected” 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.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
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).