Rock-formatted stations in Portsmouth and Manchester, N.H., will reprise an annual Thanksgiving can drive and radiothon for the 25th time. Last year, the event raised over $100,000, and over the last quarter-century, the event has donated over $1 million to feed thousands of New Hampshire residents.
WHEB(FM) and WGIR(FM), both iHeartMedia stations, will participate in the Lend A Helping Can an on-air fundraiser Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20 from 5:30 a.m. –7 p.m.. It is hosted by morning show “Greg & The Morning Buzz” and presented by Burton’s Outdoor Living.
The on-air auction will feature items, including: NASCAR VIP Weekend tickets at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway; trips to see the taping of “Dancing with the Stars;” a heating system provided by QHT Inc; autographed guitars from artists; sports memorabilia; gift certificates to local restaurants; concert tickets and meet and greets to concerts; with more auction items, incentives and gifts added daily online.
The proceeds will go to The Salvation Army of Manchester and Portsmouth, My Friends Place, New Horizons of New Hampshire, The New Hampshire Food Bank, Community Action Programs of Strafford and Rockingham County, Community Partners, Families in Transition, David’s House at C.H.A.D., and Crossroads House.
The event will be broadcast at “The Morning Buzz”’s Portsmouth studios and heard statewide on WHEB in Portsmouth on WGIR in Manchester, WQSO(FM) in Lebanon, as well as heard in other parts of New Hampshire and Vermont.
“To do this for 25 years speaks to 100.3 WHEB’s and Rock 101’s commitment to advancing the issue and solving the problem” said Greg Kretschmar, on-air personality for Greg, who spearheads the event. “Every night in New Hampshire there are children going to bed hungry, and Lend A Helping Can has helped to feed hundreds of thousands over the years. One hundred percent of the money that we raise is given to 11 agencies that feed the needy.”