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Broadcasters Announce Arizona COVID-19 Town Hall

The conversation will take virtual questions from the public, airing live across statewide local TV, radio and digital platforms.

Television and radio broadcasters from around Arizona are joining together to air a town hall conversation with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday night, April 2, 2020.

As part of a partnership with the Arizona Broadcasters Association and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, the hour-long conversation will air commercial free at 6pm on 88.7 The Pulse, our sister station Neon 90.7, and more than 50 local TV and radio stations statewide, allowing all Arizonans to be part of a shared dialogue.

Also joining the conversation will be Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Arizona National Guard Major General Michael McGuire and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.

“Basic information about COVID-19 is everywhere, but our goal is to cut through the clutter, eliminate any misinformation and let everyone in Arizona be part of an important conversation with our state leaders,” said Arizona Broadcasters Association President and CEO Chris Kline. “Arizona broadcasters are coming together in these unprecedented times and we hope it’s a model for everyone in Arizona to do the same.”

There will be no live audience at the town hall given the current climate, however virtual questions from the public can be submitted in advance through local television and radio stations across the state.

Justin Heintz

Digital Media Director and jack of all trades at 88.7 The Pulse.