Clear Channel Radio plans to use its more than 1,200 U.S. radio stations to honor
the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. At 8:45 a.m. (in each time zone) on
September 11, 2002, all Clear Channel Radio stations will pause for a special on-air
audio sequence including a two-minute memorial, "Tributes and Triumph: America's
Day of Remembrance," followed by two minutes of
silence and concluding with a special message to all Americans.
Clear Channel Radio stations will run special programming and productions throughout
the rest of the day featuring thoughts from special guests, artists, political officials,
radio personalities and other celebrities. In addition, 33 reporters and radio program
hosts from Clear Channel radio stations will be broadcasting live from Ground Zero in
New York City.
While a wide range of resources will be
available to all Clear Channel radio stations, each station will observe September 11
the way the local station management deems most appropriate for their local
audience and local communities. Stations will commemorate the event in conjunction
with their local police, fire departments, churches, elected officials and other important
Clear Channel Radio will make these audio resources available to other broadcasters
in an effort to help the radio industry join together in saluting and commemorating
"Virtually everyone in America will be remembering that tragic day a year ago," said
Clear Channel president and CEO Mark Mays. "We want to use our resources to help Americans reflect and to
help our communities heal. We think 'Tributes and
Triumph' will in some measure accomplish that with our communities and listeners.
We invite the radio industry to join us and we are
very proud to share these resources."