SOURCE: Dees Entertainment Group

September 15, 2005 10:00 ET

Digital Dees Broadcasts 24/7 for Katrina Relief

Worldwide Radio Personality Rick Dees Joins Salvation Army to Help Mobilize Relief Effort on RICK.COM, Live From Digital Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 15, 2005 -- Radio entertainer and "Weekly Top 40" host Rick Dees has announced the first-ever "Digithon" to mobilize and motivate listeners around the world to help in the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, to be broadcast, streamed and podcast live on Monday, September 19, 2005 from the Digital Hollywood's fall conference at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

"Radio is a personal medium built around the power of community," says Dees. "Through our broadcasts around the world, we intend to motivate the entire global community to join in this massive rebuilding process." Monday's show happily marks Dees' first live broadcast since March 2004.

Monday's Digithon will include an all-day SMS promotion raffling off several trips to the Bahamas, powered by Smart SMS and coordinated by Briland.com, with all proceeds supporting the Salvation Army's relief efforts in New Orleans and Louisiana. The award-winning Putumayo World Music label compilations "New Orleans" and "Mississippi Blues" will also be available for sale at WWW.RICK.COM, with 100% of all proceeds going to the Salvation Army.

This first global Digithon, replete with stars from the music, entertainment, and new media world, will join with live, unplugged performances to be streamed to the world on WWW.RICK.COM, with terrestrial syndication of the broadcast being coordinated by Michael Horn of CRN Networks, in conjunction with Dees Entertainment.

Says Dees, "I'm proud to note that Monday's Digithon will be heard in virtually every city in the world, and that we're unleashing the full force and effect of our IPTV broadcasts to touch the lives of the victims of the costliest natural disaster of this generation in the U.S."

For more information on the day's events, please visit: The Digital Dees Network online at http://www.rick.com; the Salvation Army online at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org; Putumayo World Music at http://putumayo.com, CRN Networks at http://www.crni.net ... and of course, Digital Hollywood online at http://www.digitalhollywood.com.

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