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Holly Springs, NC, United States, 2008/05/13 - The Triangle’s leading sports-talk radio stations are combating the trend of negative media coverage with a substantial donation of airtime designated to support economic success in the Triangle - 850thebuzz.com.
850 The Buzz (WRBZ) and 620 The Bull – ESPN Radio (WDNC), the Triangle’s leading sports-talk radio stations, announced today that they are making a donation of $75,000 in airtime to promote the numerous positive, success stories within the Raleigh-Durham market and surrounding areas.
The success stories will be featured in sixty second vignettes, voiced by area chamber presidents. The messages will begin airing immediately on both WRBZ and WDNC.
“There are far too many positive things happening in our community and at times, the success seems to be over shadowed by stories that are less than favorable about the economy,” stated WRBZ/WDNC General Manager, Brian Maloney. “By spreading positive news about the strong, vibrate market we have here in the Triangle through this donation of airtime, we hope, not only to set an example for other local media, but to also promote the success happening all around us.”
Harvey Schmitt, President of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce went on to say, “We want the public to know about the positive things happening within our economy and we are lucky to have the Triangle’s leading sports-talk radio stations putting that message out there. We really appreciate the support and generous donation of airtime from 850 The Buzz and 620 The Bull in helping us build a better community and a more positive public outlook.”
In addition to the daily vignettes airing on WRBZ & WDNC, the radio stations have also designated their daily 9:00 AM news & sportscast program as the “Good News Newscast,” featuring only positive stories.
McClatchey Broadcasting is privately owned and operates Sports Talk stations WRBZ - “850 The Buzz”, and WDNC “620 The Bull”. The McClatchey stations offer the latest sports information, breaking news, local coverage, and nationally syndicated sports talk programming. Some of the local shows McClatchey Broadcasting produces include: “The Adam Gold Show”, “The Sports Pig” – with Morgan Patrick, “The Dave Glenn Show” and “The Show” with Chris Clark. The McClatchey stations are also home to some of the nation’s top syndicated shows such as Jim Rome, Mike & Mike, Colin Cowherd and others. WRBZ and WDNC are ESPN and Fox Sports Radio affiliates. The company maintains sports affiliations and relationships with Duke, UNC, NCSU, ECU, ASU, the Carolina Panthers, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Charlotte Bobcats.