LAS VEGAS — To encourage residents of Southern Nevada to continue physical distancing efforts even as Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman this week urged the city’s casino resorts to reopen, iHeartMedia‘s four radio stations have teamed with the Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned NBC affiliate for a benefit event airing early Wednesday evening across the broadcast media outlets.
The special, “Stay Home For Nevada,” sees KSNE-FM “Sunny 106.5,” KWNR-FM “95.5 The Bull,” KYMT-FM “93.1 The Mountain,” and K280DD “Real 103.9” working in concert with KSNV-3 for a benefit in support of UMC Foundation/University Medical Center and The Salvation Army Southern Nevada.
The show will air across the iHeartMedia stations and KSNV between 6:30pm-8pm on Wednesday (4/29).
Joining station personalities are performances and appearances by Nevada-based artists. Given Las Vegas’ stable of world-class entertainers, the roster is impressive, with Shania Twain, Nick Carter, David Copperfield, Sammy Hagar, Lee Brice, Criss Angel, Jimmie Allen, Taylor Dayne, Mat Franco, and Human Nature.
Players from the Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL team and Las Vegas Raiders NFL franchise will also appear.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is scheduled to open the benefit.
“Nothing lifts spirits and brings the community together more than music and entertainment,” said Glynn Alan, President/GM for iHeartMedia Las Vegas. “We are excited to partner with our friends at News 3 to bring a great show to our Nevadans’ homes, while providing much needed support to UMC and The Salvation Army.”
KSNV VP/GM Larry Strumwasser added, “It gives us the opportunity to give back to the community by allowing the people of Las Vegas to donate. All charitable donations will stay local in Las Vegas.”
Donations to the UMC Foundation/University Medical Center will be used for their front line workers – doctors and nurses who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to ensure they have the proper equipment and supplies during these times.
Donations to The Salvation Army Southern Nevada will help to provide services for the community in need. The Salvation Army Southern Nevada has expanded their shelter space and hours for serving their free community meals (500-600 daily) and have recently distributed over 6,000 pandemic kits for the homeless.
The effort comes one week after what would have been the conclusion of the 2020 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.