DENVER (November 29, 2006) - Troop Talk: Voice of the Troops, in conjunction with USO World Headquarters, and sponsored by Jones International University®, Ltd., is hosting Operation Music Download, a promotion to benefit U.S. service men and women. For as little as $1, participants can help send the gift of music to an active duty service member. Hundreds of thousands of military members will be spending the holidays away from their families. Operation Music Download makes it easy for anyone to show support for our troops.
- Troop Talk is launching a national campaign to raise funds for Operation Music Download. This will include public service announcements on all of Jones Radio Networks' 24-Hour music format stations, NFL radio broadcasts, promotional support from superstar Toby Keith's record label, Showdog Nashville, and a sponsorship by Jones International University.
- USO World Headquarters is coordinating the distribution of download cards to active duty service members.
- Military members will be able to use download cards to redeem FREE music from an online store at www.uso.org offering over a million songs.
- The goal is to raise $500,000 to make it possible for each of the 140,000 service members deployed in Iraq to receive a download card.
Contributions can be made online at www.trooptalkradio.com or by check. Checks should be addressed to Hero Radio Network with Operation Music Download written under remarks. Send to: 476 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Troop Talk Radio is syndicated by Jones Radio Networks®, Inc. (JRN) and can be heard on stations nationwide. www.trooptalkradio.com , www.jonesradio.com
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