"Red Cross Radio" Launches On Xm Satellite Radio To Help And Inform Red Cross Workers, Hurricane Victims
American Red Cross and XM join forces to produce national radio channel to communicate with Red Cross workers and assist Hurricane Katrina victims
Washington D.C., September 07, 2005 -- The American Red Cross and XM Satellite Radio have joined forces to launch Red Cross Radio, a 24-hour, nationwide XM channel to provide help and information for Hurricane Katrina victims, Red Cross staff and volunteers along the Gulf Coast, and other Red Cross workers across the country.
The newly-created Red Cross Radio (XM Channel 248) is broadcasting on XM Satellite Radio from coast to coast. It can be heard on all XM radios for the car, home, and portable use. XM is donating radios to the Red Cross for relief workers and aid stations.
The Red Cross is using the XM radio channel to deliver information and announcements directly to workers in the field. In addition, the Red Cross is using the channel to send mass messages to staff across the country.
Red Cross Radio is airing regular updates on relief efforts in the Gulf Coast areas devastated by Katrina, as well as the sites where victims have been relocated to receive Red Cross assistance. Listeners in the Gulf Coast area can find out how to receive help, and those who would like to contribute to the cause can learn how to make donations.
In addition to Red Cross Radio, XM offers the XM Emergency Alert Channel (XM Channel 247), which tracked the hurricane’s progress and now provides updates on clean-up, road closures, school closings, and other information from federal and local governments, law enforcement, and other agencies.
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