Thursday January 27, 2011
Turn On, Tune In With No Dropouts
14-hour radio marathon gives a voice to the seldom heard
he 9th annual Homelessness Marathon will once again serve up 14-hours of people-powered radio, broadcasting this year from multiple cites across Canada. With the goal of being a consciousness-raising event, the Marathon will provide an opportunity for homeless people and their allies to take to the airwaves, and allow a nationwide discussion on homelessness issues and possible solutions.
This year’s Homelessness Marathon will broadcast live from the streets of Montreal, and several other locations across Canada, on Wednesday, February 23rd, starting at sunset and running all night long until sunrise on Thursday, February 24th.
Reaching out to every listener, the audio for the Homelessness Marathon is available for free to all non-commercial broadcasters via the Internet. Last year, 40 stations carried the Homelessness Marathon. The participation of community radio stations from across Canada is vital for the Marathon to achieve its goals.
Call Toll Free : 1-866-594-7729 from sunset (5pm EDT) on Wednesday February 23rd until sunrise (7am EDT)
For more information visit: www.ckut.ca/homeless.html
To make a pledge: www.secure.ckut.ca/fddb/donors/webpledge
“… ending homelessness isn’t a matter of charity but a matter of changing the way our society is structured.”
Homelessness Marathon founder Jeremy Weir Alderson,
of WEOS Radio in Geneva, N.Y.
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