Rise Against Bails From WPBZ's Show Due To Sponsor
October 8, 2009 at 4:18 AM (PT)
One week before CBS RADIO Alternative WPBZ (103.1 THE BUZZ)/WEST PALM BEACH was set to announce the station's annual "BUZZ BAKE SALE" show slated for DECEMBER 5th, RISE AGAINST decided to not be part be part of the show after learning that the main stage was being sponsored by the U.S. ARMY recruiters.
The PALM BEACH POST reported that RISE AGAINST issued a statement on its website that the band "respectfully bowed out" of this year’s BAKE SALE after discovering it would be appearing on a stage sponsored by the U.S. ARMY’s recruiting department. The band has long been a vocal critic of the nation’s involvement in current overseas wars.
You can listen to WPBZ OM/PD JOHN O'CONNELL explain the situation on THE BUZZ MORNING SHOW with LOPER, SMITTY, AND RANDI by clicking here.
Click here to see RISE AGAINST's statement.
Complete details on the BUZZ BAKESALE will be announced on OCTOBER 12th.