WSOU hosts 12-hour radiothon to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

89.5 FM WSOU will host a ra­diothon on Nov. 30 from 6 a.m. to midnight collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief.

“Our goal is to raise $8,950 by the end of the day,” said Erin O’Grady, WSOU programming director.

DJs will spin regular rotation music while taking breaks during their shifts to ask for donations.

Listeners can call the radio sta­tion and “pledge” money. Depend­ing on the amount given, WSOU will give out prize packs. For $25 prize packs include, WSOU stick­ers, pens, bottle openers and a CD. Special Hurricane Sandy relief t-shirt’s will be given with the prize pack if listeners pledge more than $50 and if the donation is more than $100, that person will receive a WSOU sweatshirt, the relief t-shirt and the prize pack.

Raffle tickets will also be avail­able for separate purchase at the price of $25. Prizes being raffled are a signed Slipknot poster, 3 Inches of Blood snowboard and a framed drumhead signed by all members of Five Finger Death Punch. Along with those possible prizes, a number of other signed pieces of memorabilia will be given away.

“We will have a slew of guest DJs and interview from band members and people in the mu­sic industry throughout the day as well,” O’Grady said.

WSOU’s radiothon is being picked up by various metal blogs and websites. Allaccess.com has also written an article on their re­lief efforts.

To participate in the radiothon visit the “WSOU Hurricane Sandy Radiothon” Facebook page or call (973) 761-WSOU this Friday.

Ashley Duvall can be reached at ashley.duvall@student.shu.edu.

Author: Staff Writer

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