The National Association of Broadcasters and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids announced a nationwide campaign to address the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities across the country.
Joining NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith at the press conference were several radio and television broadcasters who highlighted stations’ commitment to increasing awareness of this national crisis and combating abuse.
“This country is confronted with a prescription drug and heroin addiction crisis that is a matter of national emergency. As broadcasters, we will use our collective megaphones to galvanize community outreach, support, treatment and recovery,” Smith said.
Nine members of Congress also attended the event and publicly thanked broadcasters for leading this important effort which included: Senators Joe Manchin (WV), Chuck Grassley (IA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Patrick Leahy (VT), John McCain (AZ) and Chris Murphy (CT), along with Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Frank Pallone (NJ-06).
As a station, WTRF is committed to helping our community fight opioid and heroin addiction and we are proud to take part in this campaign. By working together, we can help to end senseless deaths and devastation caused by opioid abuse.