United States of America

Unity Day was born in 1978 on Belmont Plateau and has since become the nation’s largest outdoor radio event. This keystone Philadelphia event celebrates family values, pride, and empowerment. Thirty years and counting. That’s how long WDAS FM’s world famous Unity Day has been going on, making it a part of Philadelphia history now.

WDAS recently announced that "due to the difficult economic times," the station could not produce Unity Day this year. Last week Clear Channel announced that John Rohm, who manages its stations in Pittsburgh, would also be market manager of the Philadelphia cluster, which consists of WDAS, Power 99, Q102, Radio 104.5, Rumba 1480, and My106.1.

We as Philadelphian feel that this is unfair. In the past funds have been dished out for such events as The Mummers Parade, St. Patrick's Day Parade, The German-American Steuben, and The Puerto Rican to name a few.

The African American community is outraged and feel that this is just another way to take away another one of out events. We will not stand by silently and let Mayor Nutter take away 30 years of history.

We call on you the people to help keep our history going.

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The Let's have Unity!!! petition to RADIO STATIONS AND THE PHILADELPHIA MAYORS OFFICE was written by Candisha Hickman and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.