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ENTERCOM REACHES OUT WITH A SPECIAL "I'M LISTENING" CAMPAIGN

To mark the start of National Suicide Prevention Week in September, Entercom will be presenting a two-hour live commercial-free broadcast to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.

The special is part of the company's multi-platform “I’m Listening” campaign, and will air across all of the Entercom stations nationwide on Sunday, 9/9 at 7:00 a.m. in their respective time zone and via their livestreams on Radio.com

The broadcast will be led on-air by BJ Shea, on-air personality for 99.9 KISW-FM in Seattle, and will feature a panel of esteemed medical experts while highlighting personal stories from artists and celebrities. 

Guests scheduled to join the program include Mike McCready and Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam; 23-time Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park; Alessia Cara, Jared Leto, Bebe RexhaCharlie PuthStone Temple Pilots, Brantley GilbertLzzy Hale, Halestorm; Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind; and Conor Mason, Nothing But Thieves, among others.

“’I’m Listening’ is one of our signature productions meant to save lives, while simultaneously creating awareness for this truly lethal silent threat,” said Pat Paxton, President of Programming, Entercom. “The number of people impacted by mental health issues is staggering. The effect it has on their lives, and lives of their friends and families is devastating. If we help save just one life or help remove the stigma around mental illness, our time will have been well spent. We can’t solve this issue during one program, but we can be part of a vast network working every day to help and serve those affected.”

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