CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Cavaliers, 19 News, WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS are joining forces to produce a live telethon to generate critical support funding for the United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and other entities that are providing crucial resources for those in need as a result of the extensive impact of COVID-19.
The live broadcast is called “All for THE LAND: COVID-19 Relief Live," airing Saturday, April 4 from 8 to 11 p.m. on CBS 19 as well as simulcast on CW 43 WUAB.
Click here to donate to the United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
WTAM 1100 and 100.7 WMMS will also simulcast the program on radio.
The special show will also celebrate and thank local heroes and organizations that have been at the core of helping our community through this unprecedented journey.
The show will be hosted by WOIO and WTAM 1100, anchors, 100.7 WMMS personalities, as well as Cavaliers broadcasters and others.
Confirmed guests include:
- Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman
- Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff
- Chef Michael Symon: “Anytime there is a chance to help the food banks and people in need we try our best to continue to support them,” he said.
- PGA Golf Pro Jimmy Hanlin
- Country Music Star Chris Janson (He will perform his No. 1 hit “Good Vibes.”)
- Radio/TV Personality Geraldo Rivera
- Songwriter/Performer Jim Brickman
- Cleveland Cavaliers players Kevin Love, Larry Nance, Jr. and Matthew Dellavedova
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Greg Harris
- Former Cavaliers star Booby Gibson
- Comedian/Actor/"Price is Right" Host Drew Carey
- Famed NBA halftime act Christian Stoinev and Scooby
- Bluegrass/Blues singer Thor Platter
- Sam Getz of Welshly Arms
- Tips from Cavs Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Derek Millender
Program segments will feature Cavaliers and Cleveland Monsters players, coaches, and others alongside 19 News personalities, Cribbs in the CLE Hosts Josh and Maria Cribbs, for a night of special interviews, musical performances, and other segments of entertaining and inspirational content.
One element of the program will be televised tributes to people on the front line of service during the crisis.
Residents are encouraged to share a photo or video of someone that they know that is essential to keeping Northeast Ohio going: doctors, nurses, hospital staffers, grocery store employees, first responders, delivery drivers, anyone that is serving an essential need.
Those tributes should be sent to HERO@woio.com.
“So many people across Northeast Ohio have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic,” said WOIO/WUAB Vice President and General Manager Erik Schrader.“ We are proud to be a part of this unprecedented joint effort with the Cavaliers, WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, the United Way and the Food Bank. We are committed to bringing Northeast Ohio a special night of television and a real impact on those who need help.”
All funds raised during the program will directly address the needs of the Northeast Ohio community.
Updates on additional guest appearances and content will be posted at cleveland19.com and be communicated on WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, and the entire Cavaliers, Monsters and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse social media platform, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.