Radio hosts Steve Harvey, Michael Baisden, Doug Banks and Tom Joyner have signed on to participate in Clear Channel’s “Build The Dream Radiothon” being held later this month. The effort, which is being held to raise money for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial to be built on the National Mall in Washington will take place on Thursday, Augusst 28th. This date also happens to be the 45th anniversary of the March on Washington and the “I Have A Dream” speech. R&B acts Musiq Soulchild, Aretha Franklin, and Stephanie Mills have also signed on to participate in addition to Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and many more. The aforementioned celebrity participants will be featured on select Clear Channel Radio stations sharing their thoughts about the importance of Dr. King and the significance of building a national Memorial to honor his ideals of democracy, justice, hope and love. “We are honored to have such a renowned group of personalities join forces in our campaign to honor Dr. King,” said Doc Wynter, SVP, Urban Programming for Clear Channel Radio. “The support of these additional celebrities in conjunction with 36 Clear Channel stations nationwide takes us one step closer to reaching the Memorial Foundation’s fundraising goals.” In related news, The Memorial Foundation recently unveiled the commencement of the Verizon Phase I Site Preparation of the Memorial, a fundraising total of $98.8 million, and a new fundraising goal of $120 million. To make a donation or to learn more about this worthy cause please visit www.mlkradiothon.org

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