WCLK joins national tribute to George Floyd
Jazz 91.9 WCLK joins radio stations nationwide to play Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” 0n Tuesday, June 9, at 3:00 PM, in commemoration of the life of George Floyd.
“Jazz 91.9 WCLK stands for equality and justice and, stands in solidarity of peaceful protests,” said Wendy Williams, general manager, Jazz 91.9 WCLK. “We come together with stations nationwide to grieve, act and heal as a community and a nation.”
WCLK is an African American centered National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate station licensed to Clark Atlanta University, a Historically Black College and University, which is nestled in the heart of the Atlanta University Center located in Atlanta, Georgia, the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement.
Participating stations will broadcast the Civil Rights Movement anthem at the same time that afternoon, coast-to-coast.
Floyd’s gruesome killing May 25 has been the focus of international protests. Many communities are struggling with the issues raised by his death, including racial injustice and police misconduct. On June 9, Floyd will be laid to rest at a private ceremony in Houston, his hometown.
The nationwide remembrance was organized by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).
“As our country deals with the hurt and outrage of what happened to George Floyd, these stations are in their communities, feeling this sorrow too,” said Ernesto Aguilar, program director for NFCB. ” Together will play a song to speak as a unified voice for change, justice and love.”
Tune into Jazz 91.9 WCLK on Tuesday, June 9 at 3:00 PM, EDT, to be part of the observance.