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Power 99 fm and WDAS FM Join BET NETWORKS and the Philadelphia NAACP For an Important Voter Registration


Power 99 fm and WDAS FM Join BET NETWORKS and the Philadelphia NAACP For an Important Voter Registration Rally Saturday September 27 at the Met to Stand up, Sign Up, Be Heard Philadelphia, PA – September 26, 2008 – As the deadlines for voter registration in each state draw near, Power 99 fm, WDAS FM and the Philadelphia NAACP are partnering with BET Networks as part of an unprecedented, nationwide effort to encourage its audience to “STAND UP,SIGN UP, BE HEARD.” On Saturday, September 27, BET Networks will be hosting a powerful and exciting voter registration day – on air, online and in communities across the country – from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ET/PT*on BET aimed at getting people registered to vote. The special will re-air from 5:00-8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, September 27 on BET. Inthe community – Power 99 fm and WDAS FM will be broadcasting live and encouraging eligible voters to sign up from noon to 3:00 pm. Here are the details:PHILADELPHIA, PA Location: The Met, 858 North Broad Street (between Poplar and Parrish Streets)Hosts: Terrence (106 & PARK) and Sharon Carpenter (BET News)Confirmed Talent: Q-Tip, Beanie Seagal, Young Chris and Jurnee Smollett Affiliated radio station: WDAS 105.3 / Power 99 fm (WUSL-FM).In conjunction with the voter registration rally in Philadelphia and other cities – Queen Latifah will host the “STAND UP, SIGN UP, BE HEARD: THE BET VOTER REGISTRATION DAY” Special Airs Live on BET from11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. ET*During this historic, three-hour “STAND UP, SIGNUP, BE HEARD: THE BET VOTER REGISTRATION DAY” special, the BET studio inNew York City will serve as the headquarters for the event, featuring host Queen Latifah (The Secret Life of Bees), appearances by Jim Jones and Mary Mary, and an in-studio audience of 100 unregistered voters.In addition, BET will present live remote coverage from voterregistration rallies taking place in cities in four (4) key battle groundstates: Philadelphia, PA, Cleveland , Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; and Norfolk,Va. At each rally, thousand s of people will gather to register to vote,receive valuable voter registration information and hear about the importance of voting from BET hosts and news correspondents, as well as celebrity guests and WDAS FM and Power 99 fm air personalities. “To support this historic presidential election, we are making a major,dedicated effort to mobilize the hugely significant voting bloc of unregistered African Americans to sign up and get to the polls,” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Networks. “The numbers don’t lie – African American voters have the potential to impactthe outcomes of several states on Election Day. With more than 8 millionAfrican Americans not yet registered to vote, BET Networks is seizingthis Saturday, September 27th as the moment to encourage our audience toembrace their civic duty and get on the rolls, so that they’re set tovote in November and make a real difference in this election.”Power 99 fm and WDAS FM have long award winning histories of supporting important community causes. Issuing a joint statement – Power 99 fm Music Director Kashon Powell and WDAS FM’s Joe “Butter” Tamburro stated,”There is no more important time than now to mobilize our listeners for this crucial election. What better way to reach our community than through the power of radio.”