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Madd Hatta, 97.9 The Box, staying on the air until he has registered 5,000 voters

Houston, TX ““ In partnership with the Hip Hop Caucus’ Respect My Vote campaign, Radio One Inc. broadcasting company will push to register at least 50,000 voters in a single day and Houston’s #1 morning show host, Madd Hatta, for 97.9 The Box is going to do his part by staying in place and on the air until he personally has registered 5,000 voters and as we begin day 3 of his campaign, the number of newly registered voters is 3,221. Madd Hatta has been posted up non-stop at Houston ‘sSharpstown Mall since 5AM Tuesday, September 30th and is broadcasting live from the event throughout the day. A host of local and nationally known celebrities have shown up since Madd Hatta began the drive on Tuesday morning including Chamillionaire, who registered on site, Bun B, Paul Wall, Trae Tha Truth, Lil Keke, Slim Thug and Boss Hogg Outlaws, many of whom stayed on the air with Hatta for hours, encouraging fans to come out and register. This morning’s efforts will get some assistance from Houston’s Mayor, Bill White who will visit Hatta’s registration station to both applaud the efforts of the 97.9 team and to assist in the call to action. He is expected to be at the Sharpstown location some time between 7 and 10AM according to a spokesperson from his office. “We are at a crucial time in history.” Hatta explains. “Bank failures, a $700 billion bailout, recession, depression, corporate scand als…….the list is endless. We need to be active or see the United States fail as a country. It is time for everyone to be proactive in getting the right officials elected to represent the correct causes and part of that is by being a part of the voting process. Our company has committed to bringing in a record 50,000 people to be registered to vote from around the country and I wanted to step up and get my morning show listeners that are not registered, to get involved and do so. I will broadcast around the clock until I get 5,000 unregistered voters registered and ready to do their part on November 4th.” Station Program Director, Terri Thomas tells us, “Madd Hatta is going above and beyond by pledging to get 5,000 people to register. He is definitely championing Radio One’s cause for the station and is committed to staying at Sharpstown for as long as is necessary.” Local media is encouraged to cover this event to help spread the word on the location of this monumental voting drive. WHAT: Radio One Inc., 97.9 The Box, Respect My Vote and Houston Youth Vote “One Vote” voter registration drive. WHERE: Sharpstown Mall, Houston , TX WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th – 5AM until 5,000 people have registered to vote. We are now on day #3. WHO: 97.9 The Box’s Madd Hatta and the morning show team. All of Houston ‘s entertainment community will be invited to show up and show their support so you never know who will turn up. All media may RSVP to me at (832) 220.6071 or via email at [email protected]

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