On April 22, staff at Entercom Communications Detroit banded together to clean up the wetlands across the street from the offices and road side near their offices on 11 Mile Road in Southfield, which houses WWJ-AM, WYCD-FM, WOMC-FM, WDZH-FM and WXYT-AM/FM.
30 volunteers worked the Earth Day 2019 event and filled more than a dozen bags full of trash, including a gift shop Mylar balloon on a stick that said ‘Merry Christmas,’ a cell phone, a fully inflated beach ball and numerous pizza boxes.
The station reports that staff volunteers, who ranged from on-air hosts to sales people and promotions staff, program directors and digital producers were hot, their arms scratched and their sneakers muddy. But no one complained. Spirits were high.
Across the company’s more than 200 radio stations, staff cleaned up parks, planted trees, worked at urban farms, picked up cigarette butts, scoured beaches and more. At more than 50 Earth Day events, Entercom engaged more than 3,000 volunteers.
CEO David Field got his hands dirty, too, joining the team in Philly.
Field Tweeted that he was “excited to be joining over 3,000 members of the Entercom team today working on Earth Day volunteer projects in all of our markets. Proud of our team and our longstanding commitment to the environment and making a meaningful difference to the planet & our communities.”