WZYP's 'Bikes Or Bust' Nets Over 2800 Bicycles For Kids
November 23, 2011 at 8:22 AM (PT)
CUMULUS/HUNTSVILLE OM STEVE SMITH tells ALL ACCESS, "We concluded the '9th Annual WZYP Bikes Or Bust' campaign YESTERDAY (11/22) at 5p with a record number of bike donations -- 2849! WZYP's morning host MOJO went up 40 feet in the air on a scissor lift last THURSDAY morning at 9a and
lived up there nonstop for 104 hours in the parking lot of ASHLEY FURNITURE in HUNTSVILLE until Monday at 5p."
"Listeners were encouraged to bring a new bike or monetary donation for the U.S. MARINES
TOYS FOR TOTS program," added SMITH. "The first few nights were cold with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s, plus we dealt with some 20 mph gusty winds. We actually had to bring the lift down 10-15 feet during some of the wind. Then it got a bit warmer -- but with the warmth came some rain on SUNDAY."
"MOJO was a trooper," said SMITH. "Even though he had a cold and was actually beginning to lose his voice on day 2. He rebounded nicely and made it happen for the children. He is a huge believer in this cause and does a great job. The event was filled with tons of support staff including MARINES, CUMULUS staff and sponsors -- all pitching in to make it a great event, with a very happy ending -- over 2800 local children will now get a new bicycle for CHRISTMAS."