The Hearst TV and radio stations played a role in collecting an impressive $7,801,549 in contributions to Baltimore-area non-profit organizations.
To Be An American: Identity, Race and Justice, airs Saturday night at 8. The one-hour production, featuring a wide array of thought leaders from across the nation, is a special project from Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, the public affairs program produced by Hearst Television.
This Saturday night, WIYY-FM’s (98 Rock) morning team of Justin, Scott and Spiegel will mark their return to WBAL-TV as the station presents Justin, Scott and Spiegel Shouldn’t Be On TV, immediately following Saturday Night Live.
TV stations help their local communities in countless ways, year after year. Right now, the need to help is much greater because of the pandemic. And many stations continue to respond.
“I’m extremely excited to become part of the WBAL family,” said Aletha Rideout. “Throughout the recruitment and interviewing process, what attracted me most about the station was the concerted efforts invested into employees.”
TV stations have the power to be positive change agents in their communities. Bringing together community leaders to openly discuss issues that divide and unite neighborhoods in a town hall setting can be the first step. Two Hearst affiliates, one in Baltimore and the other in Pittsburgh, are broadcasting town hall meetings that address critical issues facing their communities.