Fourth Annual “I’m Listening” Broadcast to Air on All Entercom Stations Nationwide
Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., will broadcast the fourth annual “I’m Listening,” a live national program that brings together artists, athletes and medical specialists to raise awareness and end the stigma of talking about mental health. The two-hour special will air nationwide and, for the first time, in primetime on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. local time across more than 230 Entercom stations and RADIO.COM livestream.
This year’s, “I’m Listening,” program will poignantly address mental health through the lens of the global pandemic, the fight for racial equality, among other issues facing the country today. Co-hosted by BJ Shea, morning show host for 99.9 KISW (KISW-FM) in Seattle and Dr. Chris Donaghue, international lecturer, therapist, educator and CHANNEL Q on-air host, the show will highlight shared mental health stories and experiences while also acting as a resource for those simply looking to connect, heal, and share. Listeners are encouraged to call in for advice or to share a story.
Singer Jon Bon Jovi, DJ Khaled, Guns and Roses’ Duff McKagan, Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz, TLC’s Chilli, singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett, singer-songwriter Katy Perry, singer-songwriter Demi Lovato, rapper G-Eazy, singer-songwriter Luke Combs, producer deadmau5, rapper Waka Flocka Flame, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, singer-songwriter Julia Michaels, singer-songwriter Jewel, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, singer-songwriter Ava Max, Judah and the Lion’s Judah, X Ambassadors’ Sam Nelson Harris, and former Chicago Blackhawk Daniel Carcillo and Philadelphia Eagles’ Brandon Brooks are among those participating.
Guests will also include Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Moutier from The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP); and Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU), the Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at NYU Silver School of Social Work, and Aspen Health Institute Innovators Fellow. The program will also feature Talinda Bennington, wife of late Chester Bennington and founding partner of mental health advocacy foundation 320 Changes Direction; and Lily Cornell-Silver, daughter of late Chris Cornell and host of mental health-focused Instagram Live TV series “Mind Wide Open.”