WCBS 880 Celebrates 50 Years Of Covering News In New York

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — This week’s 50 People to Know is someone very familiar to WCBS 880.

In fact, we consider Tom Chapin part of our family.

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Tom Chapin

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He’s a Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter and brother of the late Harry Chapin, who co-founded the social justice organization known today as WhyHunger — the organization behind the Thanksgiving-time fundraiser “Hungerthon.”

For 32 years, Hungerthon has leveraged the power of radio in New York to support programs that fight poverty and hunger in America.

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Tom Chapin and Charles Osgood at Hungerthon 2016. (Credit: WCBS Newsradio 880)

Chapin has been a general in the WhyHunger army.

As Sean Adams reports, Chapin has devoted his life to feeding the hungry.

“He wanted to make a difference,” Chapin says of his brother, Harry.

And that’s what he’s trying to do today with WhyHunger and the Hungerthon.

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