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Monday
Jan252010

Hope for Haiti

ABC News Radio is pleased to offer a simulcast of the “Hope for Haiti Now: A Benefit for Earthquake Relief” concert on Friday, January 22nd from 8:00PM - 10PM ET.

Here is a description of the event, courtesy of ABC Television:

"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," today announced its lineup of superstar musical performances. The global telethon will feature performances by Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting in New York City; Alicia Keys,Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow in Los Angeles; and Coldplay and a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna in a newly added London location. All musical performances will be available for purchase for $.99 per song through the Apple® iTunes® Store beginning Saturday, January 23rd, with all proceeds benefiting Haiti relief funds managed by "Hope for Haiti Now" charities.

In addition to musical performances, Wyclef Jean in New York City, George Clooney in Los Angeles, and CNN's Anderson Cooper reporting from Haiti, "Hope for Haiti Now" will feature more than one hundred of the biggest names in film, television, and music supporting the cause with testimonials and by answering phones during the telethon.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and United Nations World Food Programme have joined the list of relief organizations that will benefit from "Hope for Haiti Now," which also includes Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, and Yele Haiti Foundation. Proceeds from "Hope for Haiti Now" will be split evenly among each organization's individual funds for Haiti earthquake relief.

"Hope for Haiti Now" is produced by Joel Gallen and Tenth Planet Productions, in collaboration withViacom's MTV Networks and George Clooney.

Hope for Haiti Now” will feed LIVE from 8:00PM ET until 10:00PM ET on Friday, January 22nd in the following formats:

A MONO feed will be on ABC 53.
A STEREO feed will be available by accessing the “HOPE FOR HAITI NOW” program on your XDS receiver.

More details on the format of the program will be available shortly.

All ABC News Radio affiliates are free to air this event with the following restrictions:

The program must conclude on your station by 11:59PM (local time) on Friday, January 22nd.
No archiving or Internet use, including podcasts (other than streaming your station’s over the air signal)

Re-broadcasting is prohibited.

If you need assistance with accessing the stereo version of the program, please call 212-456-5000, option 3.


For any other questions, please email newsradio@abc.com or call 212-456-5100 
and ask for the manager on duty.

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