ITHACA -- A live broadcast this Friday from the Freedom Tower in New York City is just one of several ways the stations of the Cayuga Radio Group will be reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. On-air personalities will also be blanketing their listening areas on what the cluster is calling "A Day of CommUNITY."
Those personalities and other staff members will be stationed at various locations in Tompkins and Cortland Counties on Friday, starting at 6:00am, to hand out red, white and blue ribbon pins. In a press release, station officials explain the idea is that listeners will get a pin and "wear them to honor their heroes all weekend long."
Stations will also be handing out cards on which listeners can write down messages which will be sent to military personnel stations overseas, "to strengthen the sense of unity within our global community."
The cluster's news talk station, WHCU, is sending morning hosts Dave Vieser and Geoff Dunn to New York City, where they'll host Friday's entire Morning Newswatch program live from the site of the Freedom Tower (which, according to Wikipedia, currently stands at 81 out of an eventual 105 stories tall). Dunn and Vieser will share interviews focused on memories of the 2001 attacks, and a look at "where we've come since."
WHCU and sister station Progressive Talk 1470 WNYY will also be offering plenty of coverage on Sunday, as memorial events take place in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.