Safe Futures Announces 21st Annual Men Against Domestic Violence Radiothon

21st Annual Men Against Domestic Violence Campaign Radiothon Benefitting Safe Futures 
February 1st through 5th, 2016

WCTY 97.7 FM
WNLC 98.7 FM
ROXY 100.9 FM
WICH 1310 AM

Norwich, CT – Now in its 21st year, the Annual Men Against Domestic Violence Radiothon will be a 5-day on-air and on-line campaign. The awareness and fundraising effort, which benefits Safe Futures, will run from Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5, 2016, during which listeners of WCTY 97.7, WNLC 98.7 FM, ROXY 100.9 FM, and WICH 1310 AM will hear on-air spots to engage the community against domestic violence and will be invited to visit, a special website that will give listeners ways to take action against domestic violence and support the work of Safe Futures.
Hall Radio on-air personalities, including Jimmy Lane, Shelly Martinez, Dave Elder, Chris Dillon and Franco, will host their regular programs throughout the campaign while sharing information about Safe Futures, real-life stories of survival and making a difference, as well as discuss how our community is impacted by domestic violence.  Listeners will be able to visit a special webpage,, to sign a pledge against violence, list their name in the Men Against Domestic Violence list which will appear in area papers on Father’s Day, and make tax-deductible donations and pledges to benefit Safe Futures.  Hall Communications and its four radio stations - WCTY, WNLC, ROXY and WICH - are the lead sponsors of this event. DZYNR has created web page. Dominion is also a sponsor.
Did you know? 
- On average, 3 women are killed every day in the U.S. by a current or former intimate partner. 
- Approximately 25% of those who receive free, confidential services from Safe Futures are male. (This includes male victims as well as male children who are sheltered with their mothers.) 
- Boys who witness abuse are twice as likely to be abusers as adults. 
“With statistics like these, everyone is impacted by domestic violence - whether they realize it or not. We at Hall Communications care and are committed to doing our part, spreading the word and connecting our listeners with this important cause,” says Andy Russell, VP & General Manager at Hall.
Safe Futures saves lives, restores hope and changes the future for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault throughout southeastern Connecticut. Safe Futures, founded in 1976 as the Women’s Center of Southeastern CT, operates two 24-hour hotlines, an emergency shelter and a transitional living program. It also provides legal assistance, counseling and advocacy, case management, support groups and educational programs for schools as community groups.  All 21 towns in New London County are served by the agency.
Safe Futures is part of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV).  Safe Futures is also a Partner Agency of United Way and its programs are funded in part by the State of Connecticut’s Departments of Social Service, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Office of Victim Services, Judicial Branch.
WHAT:  21st Annual RADIOTHON  
WHO: Benefiting Safe Futures
WHERE: On-the-air of these Hall Radio stations:
WCTY 97.7 FM
WNLC 98.7 FM
ROXY 100.9 FM
WICH 1310 AM
And on-line at
WHEN: February 1 – 5, 2016.
SPONSORS: Hall Communications, WCTY, WNLC, ROXY and WICH; Dominion; DZYNR
HOW: Visit to make pledges and donations. More information can be found at