Wednesday marked 18 years since 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In observance of 9/11 Day, iHeartRadio produced 9/11 Day: Honoring Heroes, a 30-minute show that focuses on the importance of honoring our heroes and serving communities by doing good deeds. The show was hosted by Shelli Sonstein from classic rock “Q104.3” WAXQ New York, and it aired across all of the company’s 850 broadcast stations.
In the program Sonstein interviewed two men affected by the 9/11 tragedies: Port Authority Police Superintendent Ed Cetnar, the highest-ranking 9/11 First Responder fighting a cancer related to 9/11; and Jay Winuk, co-founder of 9/11 Day of Service.
Wednesday’s observance marked the eighth consecutive year that iHeart partnered with 9/11 Day of Service, an organization dedicated to transforming 9/11 from a day of tragedy into a day of service, unity and peace. Throughout the month of September, iHeartRadio ran PSAs across all its 850 radio stations encouraging listeners to get involved in the community, volunteer at a locally organized 9/11 Day event or to perform a simple random act of kindness.
On-air personalities from the company’s stations in Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles and St. Louis showed up Wednesday along with local listeners at local volunteer events to help pack meals for those in need in the communities in which they live and work.