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Z-100 RADIO THROWS A STAR STUDDED PARTY WITH A PURPOSE; STOP THE VIOLENCE, INCREASE THE PEACE

 Z-100 RADIO THROWS A STAR STUDDED PARTY WITH A PURPOSE;
 STOP THE VIOLENCE, INCREASE THE PEACE
 NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Z-100 Radio morning show hosts, Gary Bryan and Ross Brittain, announced live on the air this morning, the station's plan to produce the "Z-100 Stop the Violence Concert Party" on Aug. 10, 1992.
 The event will star Mercury recording artists Def Leppard in their first U.S. concert appearance in nearly four years. Def Leppard is one of the most successful rock bands in the world. Their new album, "Adrenalize," entered the charts at number one in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Japan and features the hit singles, "Let's Get Rocked" and "Make Love Like a Man." They are the only artists in the U.S. history to have sold over 8 million copies on two back-to-back studio albums. In the U.S. 1987's "Hysteria" has sold nearly 11 million copies and 1983's "Pyromania" has topped over 8 million units.
 Def Leppard has a long relationship with Z-100. They first paired with the radio station five years ago when they played at the Capitol Theatre in New Jersey as part of Z-100's School Spirit Concert for three winning high schools.
 The radio station decided to cancel their annual Z-100 Birthday Bash Listener Event and replace it with "A Party with a Purpose." According to Z-100 Regional Vice President/Radio Programming Steve Kingston, "We've decided to focus on one of the biggest problems of the 1990's. With the most recent outbursts of highly publicized violent events, such as the L.A. riots, the Belmar incident, the attack of Curtis Sliwa, the recent shooting over a water pistol, and over two dozen of our children lost in drug related gun fire, we felt it was time to devote all our energies, dollars, and ability to attract top music industry talent, for an event to raise both money and awareness to benefit the event theme "Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace."
 Based on ticket sales, and event cost, Z-100 expects to raise over $100,000.00. These funds will be put into a newly created Z-100 "Stop the Violence Fund" designed to benefit individuals and organizations devoted to stopping the violence. The first beneficiary of the new Z-100 fund will be the New York area Big Brothers/Big Sisters. This 90- year-old organization has an incredible track record of stopping youthful violence. Big Brothers/Big Sisters will use the contribution to hire additional case workers who will screen, train and supervise volunteers, while matching them with troubled youths.
 The Z-100 "Stop the Violence Fund" will continue to distribute contributions on a case by case basis over the 12 month period following the event.
 Z-100 (100.3 FM) will announce ticket prices and availability on or before July 10, 1992. The radio station expects additional acts to be announced as the event gets closer.
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