KTSU 90.9FM ANNOUNCES THE “SAVE A LIFE” CAMPAIGN Providing lifesaving information for preventing the spread of COVID-19
HOUSTON, TX (April 13, 2021) – Today, KTSU 90.9FM announced the “Save A Life” campaign under the leadership of Ernest Walker, General Manager of KTSU, licensed to Texas Southern University (TSU). The campaign’s purpose is to educate and bring awareness to the African American community regarding COVID-19. The “Save a Life” campaign is a joint effort between TSU and 14 other historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) with licensed public radio stations. These HBCU stations will produce, broadcast and distribute informative content on-air, online and on social media under the “Save A Life” campaign. The programs will include local health officials and community leaders from each city and state discussing the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to motivate and engage minority communities to continue to mask up, social distance, get tested, receive the vaccine and support mental health.
Station participation will include:
● Alabama: WJAB, Normal; WVAS. Montgomery
● Georgia: WCLK, Atlanta
● Mississippi: WJSU, Jackson; WURC, Holly Springs; WPRL, Lorman
● Missouri: KJLU, Jefferson City
● North Carolina: WNCU, Durham; WRVS, Elizabeth City; WSNC, Winston-Salem
● Ohio: WCSU, Wilberforce
● Texas: KTSU, Houston; KPVU, Prairie View
● South Carolina: WSSB, Orangeburg
● Virginia: WNSB, Norfolk
KTSU is a recipient of a $150,000 grant funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help lead COVID-19 campaigns for underserved communities hit hardest by the pandemic. “The African-American community has been struck significantly since the inception of COVID-19, particularly in the areas of access to COVID-19 vaccinations and in the effects the disease has had on families’ mental health,” said KTSU General Manager Ernest Walker. “KTSU is pleased to lead alongside other HBCU public radio stations to provide educational and lifesaving information to help fight and beat the pandemic on our campuses and in other vulnerable populations.” For more information about KTSU 90.9Fm, visit www.ktsuradio.com. For more information about The Vibe, visit www.vibehouston.com.