WBBN's Dan Preston Goes 'Up In The Air' For Local Blood Drive
June 15, 2012 at 7:12 AM (PT)
BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS Country WBBN (B95)/LAUREL-HATTIESBURG, MS teamed up with UNITED BLOOD SERVICES in MISSISSIPPI to raise awareness of the need for blood.
On TUESDAY, JUNE 12th, B95 personality DAN PRESTON was "up in the air" until 95 donors showed up to rescue him from the heat and the height (PRESTON has a fear of heights). He went up in the lift at 11a (CT) and was broadcasting "up in the air" until just before 5p when the 95th donor signed up.
PRESTON bribed listeners for donations with free t-shirts, food from a local restaurant and a chance to win a diamond necklace and a three-day/two-night stay at the HOLIDAY INN RESORT in PANAMA CITY BEACH.
A total of 126 units of blood were donated with 159 people donating including 16 new donors, and PRESTON is still afraid of heights.