Topic: Drug Prevention
With the support of WUBE-FM in Cincinnati, Ohio, Comedy Jam, a fundraiser for the Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment, packed a full audience. The laughs kept on coming, and so did awareness and money for the treatment center, which supports those with chemical addictions in the greater Cincinnati area. Bill Whyte, WUBE’s morning show co-host, emceed the event and took the stage for his own stand-up routine. The station rallied its listeners to the event with live, on-air announcements and Web banners. After the last comedian took the microphone, over $16,000 had been generated for the center, which provides treatment options, including detoxification and short-term residential care, on a sliding-fee scale based on household income. "As a nonprofit, we rely on media relationships to help deliver our message. WUBE provided publicity we very much needed," said Laurie Zimmerman, development director at the Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment. "The station is an old name in Cincinnati, so it gave our event credibility." WUBE has plans underway to provide support for the center’s next Comedy Jam.
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