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Location: Home arrow Library of Articles arrow In the Media arrow KSCI LA 18 to Air Live Relief Telethon for Tsunami Disaster

KSCI LA 18 to Air Live Relief Telethon for Tsunami Disaster   E-mail 

December 29, LOS ANGELES, California (EnTV) In an effort to address the urgent needs of the victims of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster, KSCI LA 18 is teaming with non-profit organizations, World Vision & The Red Cross, to air a telethon on New Year?s Day 2005.

The Tsunami Relief Telethon hopes to raise funds to be donated directly to the Red Cross and World Vision specifically for relief efforts for those devastated areas of the world. The show will broadcast live on Saturday, January 1, 2005, 1:00PM - 5:00PM.

Sheeraz Hasan of Tinseltown TV, a well-recognized personality in the South Asian American community and Hollywood will host the program. The program is scheduled to have interviews with various international and local dignitaries as well as religious figures and celebrities. It will also have current news updates and footage from the ravaged areas.


KSCI-TV Studios are located at:
1990 S. Bundy Dr. Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90025


Gurminder Singh

Co-ordinator and Co-Host

Mobile# 310-628-8870




Contact: Beverly Macmillan
(310) 478-1818 or cell (310) 502-4360
Media Contact:  Eddie Michaels, Insignia, Inc.
(310) 777-1150




KSCI-TV, LA18, Los Angeles premier multi-cultural Asian language television station will broadcast a New Year?s Day telethon (1-5p.m. PST) to raise funds for relief efforts in the southeast Asian region and other area impacted by last week?s earthquake and tsunami that have devastated the population of many countries.


Among those scheduled to appear include Southeast Asian officials from diplomatic missions in Los Angeles, Indian Bollywood stars and celebrities from the entertainment industry.

Peter Mathes, chairman of AsianMedia Group, which owns KSCI-TV said, ?Like everyone, we have been so deeply moved to help those who have been devastated by this enormous tragedy.  As a local TV station that programs in the languages of many of the people affected by this catastrophe, we feel compelled to pull our resources together to help in raising funds.?


Because of the diverse languages in which the station broadcasts, the telethon will be in English so that everyone can watch.


All donations to the telethon will go directly to the International Red Cross or World Vision to aid the victims of this monumental tragedy.  These two internationally recognized organizations are instrumental in the relief efforts on the ground in all affected areas.


The program will be hosted by Sheeraz Hasan and he will be joined by other KSCI-TV LA18 on-air personalities, including news anchors Ursula Huang, Harry Chang and Juliette Zhou.


KSCI-TV is the leading over-the-air Asian language television station in the United States.  It was founded in 1977 and since the beginning, KSCI-TV has served Southern California?s culturally diverse and multi-lingual community.  Over the past 25 years the station has become a strong believer and practitioner of programming to the diverse Asian groups who live in the United States.  KSCI-TV, Channel 18 reaches almost 6 million households and 2.8 million cable households in the six countries of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and San Diego.  The station reaches 95% of all cable households in the coverage area, is carried on the satellite systems and provides a unique variety of news, sports, dramas and entertainment programs. 

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