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Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy,
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (Nasdaq: SBSA) and 22 major market radio stations and national television network,
AmeriCares will air a live benefit radio/telethon starting
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at
6 a.m. (ET/PT/CT). The three day-long radio/telethon will target the collection of food products, clothing, medicine and household goods for distribution to the victims of
"Hispanos Unidos" (Hispanics United) will be broadcast from local SBS studios in the major cities of
Puerto Rico. It will air live nationally.
"Hispanics United" (Hispanos Unidos) for Hurricane Relief will air on
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 through
Friday, November 9th, 2012 on all
SBS radio stations and
MegaTV (DirecTV channel 405). The entire broadcast will also be streamed live on
"As we learned about the dire conditions in our neighborhoods, SBS decided to coordinate this multimedia effort in order to provide affected residents with food, water and relief supplies," said
Mr. Raul Alarcon, President and CEO of Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
"This is a challenging time for everyone who has been affected by the storm and we want everyone to know that we are doing everything possible to get help to them as quickly as possible."
Celebrities, Politicians and Athletes along with supporters of the relief effort, will appeal for contributions to provide aid and assistance to those in the East Coast regions affected by the natural disaster.