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Norfolk CHR shines light on African tragedy.

 

Max Broadcast Group CHR “Hot 100.5” WVHT, Norfolk-Virginia Beach will rebrand itself today as “Kony 100.5.”  The move has nothing to do with a promotion or a paid sponsor — but as a way to take part in the worldwide hunt for a sought-after war criminal.

“A listener shared a video link on our Facebook fan page which sparked the interest of our staff,” program director Paul McCoy says.  “After watching it myself, and being a father of three, I knew in my heart we needed to do something.”  The international manhunt is for Joseph Kony, a guerrilla warlord who currently runs the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.  Aid agencies say that over the past quarter century Kony has abducted more than 30,000 children and forced them into lives as soldiers and slaves.  By drawing attention to Kony, WVHT and activists hope it will lead to his arrest in 2012.  Ryan Seacrest has also talked up the effort, and the campaign has received endorsements from musicians such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Watch the video HERE.


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