9/11/01 – How Grand Rapids Radio Reacted
We were caught off guard. The United States had never even so much as imagined what would happen if we were hit like we were on that beautiful September morning. We all stood in shock, horror and disbelief.
At the time, Rick Beckett, Darla Jaye and Scott Winters were doing mornings on WGRD and they took action to get the ball rolling for West Michigan on doing out part to help the Red Cross and their disaster relief fund.
You can see the results pictured. $750,000 raised in a very short time from a truly remarkable community. It was an amazing feat pulled off by a radio show and a group of listeners that truly had a bond with them.
Working for years with Rick, Darla and Scott were some of the best years of my life, and they taught me that if you care about the community first, they will return the favor. Was that favor ever returned when needed most.
We are proud to be part of such a great, giving community