Fisher House is offering a three-hour, highly-produced public affairs show for air between Christmas and New Year's Day. "Zachary's Gift" tells the inspiring story of Fisher House founder Zachary Fisher through heroes served by the foundation's growing network of no-cost comfort homes built on the grounds of VA and military base hospitals.
Fisher House, the fifth-largest U.S. military assistance organization, continually earns the highest ratings from charity watchdogs. The radio show is designed to build awareness, not solicit donations.
The show is free; no contract, no barter. Stations may air it multiple times. Affiliates include KABC Los Angeles, WLS Chicago, WPHT Philadelphia, KSFO San Francisco, WRKO Boston, WMAL Washington, WSB Atlanta, KTRH and KPRC Houston, KTAR Phoenix, KOA Denver, WTAM Cleveland, KFBK Sacramento, WTIC Hartford, KQTH Tucson, KSL Salt Lake City, KARN Little Rock, KRMG Tulsa and many others.
"Many stations are using 'Zachary's Gift' to fill a local three-hour show on Christmas or New Year's Day," said executive producer Marshall Adams. The show's clock is built with four segments in each hour. The clock allows for commercial inventory and standard top- and bottom-of-hour news breaks. FTP download instructions will be sent to program directors this week. Accompanying promos and PSAs are offered, and interviews with Fisher House guests featured in the show can be arranged.
The host is Mark Watkins, a radio newsroom vet who recently retired from the anchor booth at WBAP and KLIF Dallas. Jeff Davis is the show's promo voice. Jonathan Shaffer from WSM Nashville is leading production and imaging.
Westwood One is handling affiliate relations pro-bono. To sign up, send a note with your planned air times to Stuart Greenblatt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Marshall Adams can answer questions about content at (412) 856-3400 or email@example.com.