WYPR and WEAA JOIN FORCES
Stations will share resources as they cover and produce news around the events
surrounding the death of Freddie Gray
(BALTIMORE) – May 4, 2015 – Baltimore’s public radio stations WYPR 88.1 FM and WEAA 88.9 FM announced today a collaboration in which the stations will share news resources and coverage assignments that may allow both stations to cover and produce news content relating to events surrounding the death of Freddie Gray.
WYPR and WEAA will join forces to mutually plan coverage of the many angles and aftermath of daily occurrences incidental and directly related to Baltimore’s continued response and reaction to this event. Stories related to the death of Freddie Gray produced by each station will be available to each station with joint attribution.
“This is unity for a greater cause, one that gets defined and redefined every single day here in Baltimore,” said WEAA General Manager Michele Williams. “To deploy our resources collectively to inform the community certainly lives up to our public radio mission as a community asset.”
News directors Joel McCord from WYPR and Carla Wills from WEAA will serve as contacts for the collaboration. Together they will assign reporters to coordinate the workload of story development and reporting stories.
“This collaboration affords us the opportunity to better serve the Baltimore community at a time when they are counting on up-to-the-minute and in-depth coverage,” said WYPR General Manager Tony Brandon.
WEAA 88.9, located on the historic campus of Morgan State University, is an NPR-member station. Its locally produced award-winning programs include The Marc Steiner Show, First Edition with Sean Yoes, The Anthony McCarthy Show, Listen Up! with Farajii Muhammad, as well as music programs that feature jazz, blues,gospel and more. As a listener-supported station, contributions are tax deductible. Visit www.weaa.org or call 443-885-3564 for more information.
WYPR is an NPR station. The station produces and broadcasts local programs including Midday with Dan Rodricks, Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, and The Signal, as well as news coverage and special editorial programming. As a listener-supported radio station, all contributions to the station are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information, visit www.wypr.org or call 410-235-1660.