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Tandy welcomes "Russ Parr Bus Tour" to Louisville on Thursday

Tuesday August 4, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Metro Council President David Tandy (D-4) will once again host the nationally known “Russ Parr Bus Tour” when it rolls into Louisville on Thursday, August 6th at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

“We are happy to welcome Russ Parr and his radio audience back to Louisville,” says Tandy. “Last year’s event drew over 5,000 and this is one of many events that puts Metro Louisville in a national spotlight as a way to stress the importance of education.”

The Russ Bus Tour is a two-week journey across America stopping to broadcast from eleven major cities including Louisville. This free event is a back-to-school promotion where Russ and other sponsors pass out school supplies to youth in the community.

On Thursday, the Russ Bus will stop in Louisville to broadcast the morning show ‘live’, which will be heard in fifty-two markets on thirty-five affiliates.

During the live broadcast, Russ will feature National recording artists, which will perform live for the crowd. The broadcast also provides opportunities for local community leaders to address youth related issues in our community through on-air interviews and stage announcements.

“Russ Parr and his team is to be commended for bringing attention to the needs of young people and how cities like Louisville are addressing those needs,” says Tandy. “The bus tour will also be a fun way of getting our students in Louisville ready to learn and ready to lead in the 2009 school year.”

For more information about the Russ Parr Bus Tour, contact Councilman Tandy’ Office at 574-1104.

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