Entercom/Seattle, Portland Support Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation
May 18, 2016 at 11:28 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM Rock KISW (99.9)/SEATTLE, Alternative KNDD (107.7 THE END)/SEATTLE and Alternative KNRK (94/7fm)/PORTLAND have jointly raised more than $115,000 with PEARL JAM's VITALOGY FOUNDATION in a single year to benefit local charities. The radio stations pledged to give $2 of the sale of every ticket to their annual summer and holiday concerts to the FOUNDATION, and because of the great success of last year’s efforts, the partnership will continue into 2016.
Each station has found a non profit organization on which to focus within VITAOLOGY FOUNDATION’s beneficiaries. 94/7fm’s DECEMBER TO REMEMBER concert series and two-day summer festival, THE BIRTHDAY BASH, will benefit the CROHN'S & COLITIS FOUNDATION ASSOCIATION's CAMP OASIS. KISW's annual summer concert PAIN IN THE GRASS, will benefit the DOWNTOWN EMERGENCY FEEDING PROGRAM as well as the BUREAU OF FEARLESS IDEAS, both of which help to better the lives of those living right in the SEATTLE area. 107.7 THE END’s two annual concerts (DECK THE HALL BALL and SUMMER CAMP) will benefit TREEHOUSE, a charity that helps foster youths, which the station has worked with closely in the past.
ENTERCOM SEATTLE VP Programming DAVE RICHARDS commented: “We’re humbled by the contributions and support of our collective audiences this past year, and now proud as can be to continue this partnership with PEARL JAM. There’s no better combination than seeing three stations, one world-class band, and a music-loving audience getting behind local causes."
Added PEARL JAM's MIKE McCREADY: “We’ve listened to and worked with these stations for over two decades. It’s great to be able to collaborate with them to support standout non-profits in our local communities.”