900AM-WURD and Sumo Steaks Join Forces to Bring Key Resources to Philadelphians
Written by WURD Radio on August 10, 2014
North Philadelphia’s Sumo Steaks was the place to be when the 900AM-WURD morning show team took to the streets on August 7 to promote voter registration/education, library access, the city’s L.O.O.P program, and the WURD Membership Club. The corner of 22nd and Somerset may never be the same!
Recap of 900AM-WURD/Sumo Steaks promotion:
Throngs turned out to enjoy free cheesesteaks courtesy of Billy Creagh, owner of Sumo Steaks and sponsor of the event. The 900AM-WURD street team registered 35 new voters, processed 32 library card requests, and filled out L.O.O.P (Longtime Owner Occupant Program) applications as part of WURD’s efforts to stave off gentrification through education and access for Philly residents without digital/internet access.
The line for registration (and free steaks!) snaked around the corner as city residents responded to WURD’s call with vigor, many citing their belief that “no one in the city government has answered our calls for assistance” and “it’s great to see the radio station out in the street.” Stopping buses and flagging down cars, the 900A-MWURD street squad of super-interns Starsha Divine Frierson, Carter Reed and Amanda Wallace went above and beyond in support of morning show host Phil Allen and producer Keaton Nichols.