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District 4 hosts "2008 Russ Parr Bus Tour" on Tuesday, August 5th

Friday August 1, 2008

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Councilman David Tandy (D-4) will sponsor the nationally known “Russ Parr Bus Tour” when it rolls into Louisville’s Waterfront Park on Tuesday, August 5th.

“We are happy to welcome Russ Parr and his radio audience back to Louisville,” says Tandy. “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 Tuesday August 5th, 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. The previous four years this event was held at Kroger at 28th and Broadway. Our listeners outgrew Kroger’s, so this year we’ve moved the show to the Warf on the Riverfront next to Joe’s Crab Shack.

Last year’s event drew over 3,000 listeners, some arriving at 5:30 in the morning.

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 2008 school year.”

The event also includes a vendor fair showcasing several businesses from the public and private sector.

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

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