from the desk of Larry Pareigis:
Normally I use this space to brag about our artists; this week I’m writing about the damage that’s been done to this great city and what you & your stations can do to help.
Believe it or not, it’s worse than these pictures even indicate and there is genuine suffering going on in this city, our city, MUSIC CITY USA.
Some of the information below is from me, some from ace SocialMediologist Jessica Northey.
(Before the Cumberland River crested and flooded LP Field – where the Titans play.)
The quickest way to help is to send $10 to the relief effort by texting the words REDCROSS (no spaces) to 90999…100% of the monies collected in that fashion will go to aid in relieving the beleaguered citizens of Middle Tennessee.
(Believe it or not, this is the Bellevue community near Nashville.)
All Metro Nashville official relief efforts will run through Hands On Nashville. Follow them @HONashville on Twitter for minute-by-minute updates. All relief efforts must go through Hands On Nashville to receive FEMA aid.
(The Opry House.)
Nashville is under water, and we all want to help. The above link is a working post of donation and volunteer opportunities that are currently available, with needs being added and updated by the minute.
(A flooding victim in the neighborhood.)
REMEMBER: As much as we all want to get out and help, it’s important to go about it in an organized, safe way. Plenty of our neighbors and friends are in need of food, clothing, shelter, water pumps and more. Donate, Volunteer, Help Others, Pray, Pass along info!
(The Opryland Hotel under 20 feet of water.)
Clear Channel’s Nashville five-station cluster is hosting a cluster-wide radiothon today to raise funds for Nashville flood relief efforts. The stations will mix it up by having air personalities from each of the stations take shifts that will air across all of the outlets. As country WSIX PD Keith Kaufman posted on Facebook, “News-talk guys on the hip hop station, hip hop guys on the country station. [Ryan] Seacrest on the rock station and Gerry House on the hip hop station. Get your money out yo.” Oddly, a check of all five station Web sites early this morning found not a single mention of the event. In addition to WSIX, the cluster includes urban WUBT (the Beat), CHR WRVW (the River), talk WLAC and classic rock WNRQ (the Rock).