Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Office of General Services and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are joining with partners again to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and events from 6-10pm at the Empire State Plaza, including a pop-up vaccination site from 5:30- 8:00pm; and at Jones Beach State Park beginning at 9:30pm.More
WALK 97.5 FM Morning Show hosts, Anna and Raven, will bring their “Adopt + Rescue” adopt-a-thon program to The Little Shelter in Huntington, NY this Sunday, June 27th from 12 noon until 3pm. Listeners are encouraged to support the event by adopting a shelter dog or cat.More
Two Connoisseur Media stations in the Long Island market have been recognized by the NYS Broadcasters Assocation in their 55th Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.More
94.3 The Shark’s Brian Orlando is on a mission to raise awareness about the struggle of depression on Long Island and to save lives. As the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United States, suicide claims the lives of nearly 50,000 Americans annually.
For Orlando, his mission began in 2017 with the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. Orlando knew that music was a tool that could be used to raise awareness and promote healing. He reached out to his network in the music industry to put together a group to create “Choose Song”.
In January of 2019, the group worked with Long Island natives to film a music video for the song, which included his Shark coworker Ashley Massaro. Unfortunately, before the video was released, Massaro herself lost her life to suicide.
This affected Orlando even deeper, who reflects “There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about her. I want people to realize that when they do see the video, they’re looking at somebody that fought to the end, even though she had problems, she was trying to help other people. That’s why she was here.”
The fight for awareness continues. Most recently Orlando has teamed up with 1940’s Brewing Co. to create a craft beer called “Never Alone”. Proceeds from the beer will go to suicide prevention, and the label also has a QR code that can be used to watch the music video for Choose Song.
Frederick, MD, February 17, 2019 – 99.9 WFRE and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have partnered for more than 13 yearsMore
The WFMD tradition of helping kids at Christmas continues! From December 2-6th WFMD devoted over 40 hours More
CHAZ AND AJ, IN 4.5 HOURS, RAISED $162,484 IN TOYS AND CASH FOR CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S CHARITIESMore