Hungerthon Season Kicks Off To Fight Hunger November 21, 22 and 24, 2009

It's Hungerthon season again, and in light of today's tough economic climate, WHY's work to fight hunger and poverty at the grassroots level is more critical than ever.

WHY, in partnership with New York-based radio stations, will use the power of the airwaves to raise funds and awareness about the issues of hunger and poverty on Nov. 21, 22, and 24. During Hungerthon, listeners are encouraged to make donations and bid on auction items while learning about innovative grassroots organizations throughout the country. Hungerthon serves as WHY's largest annual public outreach, broadcasting to millions of people essential information about hunger and poverty.

Additionally, Hard Rock International has launched its 2009 global "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign to benefit WHY and its grassroots partners throughout the world. This theme will resonate during Hungerthon: donors can receive limited edition John Lennon "Imagine" pins, T-shirts or sweatshirts; and the all-star Serve 4 benefit CD, which features tracks by John Lennon, O.A.R., Elvis Costello, Eric Hutchinson, Brett Dennen and more. They can also bid on exclusive music, entertainment and sports memorabilia during the radio broadcast. Items being auctioned include guitars autographed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and Eric Clapton; Yankee and Mets packages; dinner with legendary actor and author Charles Grodin; dinner with actor Vin Pastore of The Sopranos; a television taping and brunch with CBS News' Charles Osgood; and tickets to a taping of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with John Stewart.

Hungerthon is supported by New York City tri-state area CBS, Emmis and Clear Channel radio stations: WCBS Newsradio 880, 1010 WINS Radio, Sports Radio 66 WFAN, 101.1 WCBS FM, 102.7 FRESH-FM and 92.3 NOW FM. Participating Emmis stations are: 101.9 WRXP, HOT 97 AND 98.7 Kiss FM; with support from Q104.3 FM, 101.9 WRXP, 95.5 WPLJ FM, 77 WABC Talk Radio, HOT 97 FM, 98.7 Kiss FM, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, AOL Radio, and internet only stations and

The schedule is as follows:

On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 6 a.m.-10 a.m., Richard Neer will host a show in support of Hungerthon on Sports Radio 66 WFAN. Also from 10 am-6 pm, WRXP will play song requests in exchange for a donation to WHY.

· On Sunday, Nov. 22, Hungerthon will be broadcast on Q104.3 FM from 6 am - 10 am, including their public service show and ending with Sunday Morning Beatles with Ken Dashow. There will also be a public service simulcast on Sports Radio 66 WFAN and 92.3FM NOW, followed by NOW Magazine; as well as public service shows on 101.9 WRXP, HOT97 FM and 101.1 WCBS-FM.

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, WCBS Newsradio 880 and 1010 WINS Radio will begin their Hungerthon participation at 5am. At 6 am, they will be joined by Sports Radio 66 WFAN, 101.1 WCBS FM, 102.7 FRESH-FM and 92.3 NOW FM. Also joining in are Q104.3, 101.9 WRXP, 95.5 WPLJ FM, 77 WABC Talk Radio, HOT 97 FM, 98.7 Kiss FM, Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

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