Canton Radio Stations Fill Five U-Hauls, Collect $17,000 For Hurricane Sandy Victims
November 26, 2012 at 6:09 AM (PT)
On FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, five CANTON, OHIO area radio stations teamed up at the PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME to collect goods, and accept monetary donations on behalf of THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event, named "CANTON Radio Cares," was conceived by DA PETERSON Top 40 WDJQ (Q92)/CANTON PD JOHN STEWART as an opportunity for stations which normally compete against one another to band together to help those in desperate need.
Listeners of Q92, WHBC, WNPQ, WHBC-A and WDPN-A filled five U-HAUL trucks with generators, non-perishable food items, toiletries, clothing, pet food, toys and more. In addition, the stations received approximately $15,000 in cash donations on site, while an online auction at the radio station websites raised an additional $2,000. Auction items included autographed guitars from MAROON 5, LINKIN PARK, PINK and FUN; a bass autographed by RANDY JACKSON and CASEY ABRAMS of AMERICAN IDOL fame; an autographed KATY PERRY tour jacket and an autographed TRAIN CD catalog and bottle of "Drops of Jupiter" wine.
The U-HAUL trucks departed CANTON on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th and arrived at LONG BEACH ISLAND, NY on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th to deliver the goods.
On WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st, the on air staffs of WDJQ and WDPN-A presented AMERICAN RED CROSS STARK COUNTY Regional Chapter CEO CURT WERREN with a check for $17,000 -- the cumulative total of the on-site donations and winning auction bids.