WSOU Sandy Benefit Radiothon Beats Goal
December 6, 2012 at 6:06 AM (PT)
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY noncommercial Active Rock WSOU/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ raised over $9,535.50 during its NOVEMBER 30th 18-hour radiothon to benefit the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, beating the station's goal of $8,950. More than 100 listeners donated to the radiothon, which raised funds for the HURRICANE SANDY NEW JERSEY RELIEF FUND and the EMPIRE STATE RELIEF FUND.
“Everyone at WSOU knew at least one person whose life was turned upside down by Sandy, some of us were personally impacted by the storm and we knew that our listeners were suffering as well,” said Promotions Director and radiothon manager KAYLA BARRY. “Helping with the rebuilding process was something we knew we had to do.”
MD DEEPAK GERA, who worked with the local metal community to get donations of CDs and merchandise for thank-you gifts for donors, said, “One of the things that helped make our fundraiser a success is that we had artists like BOB BLITZ from OVERKILL, JOHN KELLY of TYPE O NEGATIVE, and BARONESS’ JOHN BAIZLEY talking with us about the importance of supporting the rebuilding effort."
“The radiothon reflects SETON HALL’s commitment to servant-leadership and WSOU’s emphasis on experiential learning,” said GM MARK MABEN. “Our students took complete ownership of this project and made it a success, learning new skills along the way and helping the local community. That is what the SETON HALL experience is all about.”