Capital University’s WXCU Radio station will be hosting its
3rd annual Radiothon March 17, starting at 5 pm. This 24-hour live
broadcasting event will be located in the Convergent Media Center and is packed
with live performances, gaming tournaments, prizes, and more! All proceeds will
be donated to the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio provides free furniture to
individuals and families in need due to poverty or other severe life challenges.
Throughout the entire 24 hours, Radiothon will be selling
raffle tickets to help raise additional funds for the Furniture Bank of Central
Ohio. Students can enter to win any of these drawings with a $1 donation per
ticket, or a $5 donation for six tickets. Prizes include: a signed test
pressing of Cloud Nothings' new album Life
Without Sound, new vinyl giveaways, Sky Zone tickets, and gift cards to
surrounding locations such as Graeters, Starbucks, Chipotle, and Jimmy Johns.
Performances begin at 6:30 pm in room 121 with featured Capital
University musicians Island Education, Mick Martinez, Mouth Movements and Funk
Worthy. Think you have what it takes to win in the WXCU Radiothon video game
tournament? If you wish to enter during the event, entry is $2 donation for individual
players, and $5 for teams. The tournament begins at 9:30 pm in room 141, and
the winner will be awarded a cash prize. During the overnight hours, WXCU will
feature special segments such as interviews, podcasts, games, and DJ mixes,
created by their DJs and management team. Saturday, Kappa Pi, an Honorary Art
Fraternity that recognizes the importance of the arts and the students who
create that art, will be accepting $2 donations in exchange for supplying art
supplies for people to paint with.
The students behind the making of Radiothon are thrilled for
the upcoming events. This is a tradition they look forward to every year. “Radiothon
is easily the largest event we do every school year that requires the most
effort to put together,” says Matt McCroskey, WXCU music director. “The whole
idea of devoting 24 hours to work to raise money for a very specific and
important cause in our community is something we really enjoy doing every year.”
Radiothon used to be known as Couchfest. “Back in WXCU’s
history we had an all-day event called ‘Couchfest,’ which used donated money to
buy a new couch for our studio,” says McCroskey. “This love for furniture
gelled incredibly well when our former general manager, Maura O’Donnell (’16),
was assigned to create a campaign for the furniture bank in a marketing class.”
The goal of Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is for all area families to live in
furnished homes, thereby relieving suffering, strengthening family units,
improving quality of life, and building a better community.
WXCU welcomes all students to attend and encourages anyone
that wants help further support the event to donate at wxcuradio.com/donate.