For Immediate Release Contact: Jay Strell
January 21, 2010 firstname.lastname@example.org
WWRL 1600 AM radio presents “Reaching Out with Gregory Floyd,” starting on Saturday, January 23rd. Show will discuss important issues of concern to New Yorkers with today’s leading newsmakers.
NEW YORK—Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd announced today that he will begin hosting a special series of public affairs radio talk shows starting Saturday, January 23rd from 3:00-3:30PM EST on WWRL 1600 AM. The first of four radio conversations, “Reaching Out with Gregory Floyd,” seeks to address the key issues confronting working New Yorkers during this time of economic downturn.
The first show will feature newly elected citywide officials, Comptroller John Liu and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Future guests will include NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, newly elected Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance jr. and Teamsters President James P. Hoffa.
“I am excited and pleased that WWRL, one of the city’s most important stations, is giving me the opportunity to address and explore issues facing our citizens and the city,” said Floyd. “Each week, I look forward to bringing together public officials, opinion leaders and experts to have a thoughtful discussion about everything from public housing to the city’s budget crisis and beyond.”
The half-hour conversations with Floyd will be filmed and highlights made available at www.local237.org.
Local 237 is the largest local union in the Teamsters international union, with membership that reflects the diversity of New York. The union represents more than 24,000 members working at the New York City Housing Authority, New York City agencies including the Board of Education and Police Department, City University of New York, and in municipalities and schools throughout Long Island.
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