Broadway Media, announces the third annual Suicide Prevention Broadcast, to be aired live across all local Broadway Media stations, at 9 AM on Friday, September 6th, 2019. With suicide, a persistent public health crisis in our community, Broadway Media, believes it is critical that we openly discuss the causes and effects and offer resources for those struggling. This crucial live broadcast will be hosted by Bill Allred, of X96’s Radio from Hell, and presented commercial-free, thanks to our partners: Use Only As Directed, The Anti-Bullying Coalition, and DoTerra.
First airing in 2016, The Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Broadcast, has created a safe forum to discuss the difficult topic of suicide, including causes and the lasting effects that are created in the wake of such tragedy, with the ultimate goal of providing much-needed resources to those affected. With the support of our partners, we are able to present this hour-long broadcast commercial-free.
President of Broadway Media, Kayvon Motiee, shared the following: “To be honest, I wish we did not have to do this broadcast. However, suicide is an absolute epidemic in Utah and I feel like we owe it to our community to educate them on what resources are available. As proud as we are to be collectively tackling such an important and difficult topic, our goal is to one day discontinue this joint broadcast because the need will no longer exist.”
The 2019 Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Broadcast, welcomes esteemed guests from local community organizations, including: Aaron Burgin, creator of Suicidesucks.com; State Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Allison Whitworth; Prevention Program Manager at the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Heidi Peterson; Utah Senator, Daniel Thatcher; Tyler Hansen of Steps Recovery Program; Pam Hays of Anti-Bullying Coalition; Taryn Haitt, Area Director of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Will Leavitt, Project Facilitator, SafeUT and Doug Wylde of Broadway Media.
Based in Salt Lake City, Broadway Media, is a multi-station cluster, which includes KXRK, KUDD, KUUU, KYMV, KEGA, and KALL. Formed in 2014 by owner, Dell Loy Hansen, who has strong affiliations in the Salt Lake Community with several successful businesses and ventures including; Wasatch Properties, and Utah’s Major League Soccer team ReAL Salt Lake, Broadway Media continues to be a market leader in Salt Lake Radio and Entertainment.