WXCU Radio station hosts its 3rd annual Radiothon | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


    • WXCU Radio station hosts its 3rd annual Radiothon


      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.