Washington, DC - Dec 11, 2012 - Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will donate WDTW-AM Detroit to the Minority Media and Telecom Council (MMTC) through the MMTC-Clear Channel Ownership Diversity Initiative, an ongoing program to expand ownership, mentoring and training opportunities for minorities, women, and other underserved groups. The MMTC also uses the donation to drive revenue for the advocacy non-profit to fund its works.
The donation of this radio station license and transmitter will allow the MMTC to offer a complete build-out opportunity of a new, major-market radio station to an entrepreneur or non-profit entering into broadcasting. "This opportunity would not have been possible without the generous contribution of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment," said David Honig, president of MMTC. "Throughout the years, Clear Channel's donations have been instrumental in helping MMTC secure ownership and training opportunities for minorities and women across the country. Many of MMTC's buyers of these stations have ventured into interesting, unique, diverse programming to fill niche needs in the local communities. Having a station and transmitter donated in a major market like Detroit is a huge asset for funding our mentoring and advocacy programs. We thank them for their generous and continued support."
"We applaud MMTC for creating a program that helps minority broadcasters develop the skills and experience necessary to become successful broadcasters," said John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "We're pleased that the donation of these resources will give the opportunity for enthusiastic new entrepreneurs to own and operate their own radio station."
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide.