WBZZ, WDSY Raise Funds For Pittsburgh Storm Victims
March 25, 2011 at 10:48 AM (PT)
After a tornado touched down in PITTSBURGH metro, creating extensive property damage to private and public property, CBS RADIO Hot AC WBZZ (STAR 100.7) and Country WDSY (Y108) personalities swept into action to help raise funds for organizations who were already in the affected areas providing relief efforts including food, water, and shelter
The Y108 morning show with JR, BUBBA and SHELLY took donations starting with one penny, then two pennies ... and listeners continued to double the donations all morning. The total of the pledges was $5,742 in just two hours.
Meanwhile, STAR 100.7's MELANIE TAYLOR, joined by the entire air staff, hosted a special Pay-For-Play edition of its Replay Lunch. Starting at 11a, listeners called and pledged $25 in exchange for STAR airing a song of their choice. She's announce beforehand what song was going to be played, but if another listener didn’t want her to play the song, they could block the request by pledging $50 within 10 minutes of the announcement. The STAR Play for Pay - Replay Lunch collected $1,400 in donations.