For Immediate Release
September 23, 2003


Stacy Perrus
Tel:(202) 429-5350



Radio PSAs Featuring Elton John to be Aired by Local Radio Stations

Washington, DC - NAB has partnered with the Daniel Pearl Foundation to promote Daniel Pearl Music Day, a series of concerts dedicated to encouraging global harmony. Musicians and radio stations around the world will dedicate music to "Harmony for Humanity" and spread a message of tolerance and respect on and around October 10.

NAB will distribute the Daniel Pearl Music Day public service announcements to radio stations this week. Rock legend Elton John provides the voiceover for the PSAs.

Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists last year in Pakistan while reporting for The Wall Street Journal, would have turned 40 on October 10. He was a gifted musician as well as a talented journalist.

"Radio is primarily about two things: music and service to community," said NAB President & CEO Edward O. Fritts. "Daniel Pearl Music Day embodies both of those traditions, and we are proud to partner on this worthwhile endeavor."

"Daniel Pearl Music Day combines music with an important message of tolerance and respect for all," said Foundation President and Daniel Pearl's father, Judea Pearl. "It's great to see radio broadcasters support this message."

The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at

The Daniel Pearl Foundation, formed by Daniel's family and friends, is a non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications. Information about the foundation can be found at

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