Brownsburg, IN – WYRZ,
a Hendricks County nonprofit radio station, and Hendricks Power Cooperative, a
local utility provider, have announced their partnership to bring energy
education to the listeners of the local radio station. Hendricks
Power Cooperative recently donated $1,500 to the Hendricks County Educational
Media Corporation, the parent company of WYRZ. The corporation also received a
matching grant through CoBank’s Sharing Success program.
These funds will go towards a series of energy efficiency & electrical safety public service announcements (PSAs) that will be aired on 98.9FM WYRZ 7 days a week over the next 12 months.
“Working in the utility industry, we fully understand the potential dangers that can be involved with electricity,” said Dana Cochran, Director of Marketing & Member Engagement for Hendricks Power. “Our hope is that these PSAs will educate our community and decrease the likelihood of electrical accidents or injuries.”
“This is an exciting project for our new intern Joshua Clark. He has done the work to put these helpful tips together. It was his first big assignment with us as he voiced and produced them for airplay,” says WYRZ’s Executive Director Shane Ray. Joshua Clark is a Senior at Brownsburg High School and interns at WYRZ after school to gain hands-on experience of radio.
Hendricks County Educational Media Corporation is a non-profit entity designed to serve the residents of Hendricks County and the surrounding community through unique, high quality music, performance and public affairs programming that inform, educate, entertain and inspire. WYRZ is also a dynamic, educational resource, providing local high school and college students with valuable, real world experience in radio and media operations through its community FM radio station, 98.9FM WYRZ. For more information and other related services, please visit www.wyrz.org.