October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and United Stations Radio Networks says its nationally syndicated rock programs “hardDrive” and “hardDrive XL”, both hosted by Lou Brutus, will be dedicating a significant amount of airtime during the month to exposing the national bullying issue and offering a point of view that it hopes will offer meaningful support to listeners of all ages affected by bullying.
Throughout the month, both the weekend edition of hardDrive and the nightly daypart known as hardDrive XL will be airing audio clips from a wide variety of rock artists addressing the problem of bullying and cyberbullying across the U.S. This announcement comes from United Stations’ EVP/Programming, Andy Denemark in New York.
Specifically, the HardDrive show that airs on the weekend of October 5-6 will be a special edition of the program designed to spotlight rock stars with pertinent stories to share about their own experiences with bullying. Additionally, some of those same artists are contributing stories to a feature that will be running on HardDrive XL October 14-18 called the “STOP A BULLY SPOTLIGHT”, and the same artists have also recorded Public Service Announcements in support of the website, www.stopbullying.gov. Among the artists who shared their own stories and recorded PSA’s were Rob Trujillo of Metallica, Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Maria Brink of In This Moment, David Draiman of Disturbed and Device, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Joey Jordison of Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge and Slash’s band along with members of P.O.D., Mastodon, Soundgarden and Five Finger Death Punch. Each of these artists hope that their message will offer comfort or advise to young adults who feel intimidated, abused or in any way affected by bullying.