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Ohio College Radio Is Lending a Helping Hand This Holiday Season

WJCU(FM) is hosting a charity concert to stave off food insecurity

After the event suffered a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at a local college radio station in Ohio are kicking off the holidays by raising funds to help those facing food insecurity.

This December, a charity concert dubbed the “Blizzard Bash” will be put on by John Carroll University — based in University Heights, Ohio — in conjunction with college station WJCU(FM) 88.7 to support the area’s largest emergency food distribution center: the Hunger Network.

Blizzard Bash will be hosted by a group of John Carroll University students from WJCU and will feature local bands and DJs.

Student jockeys from the station’s show’s “808s & Mixtapes,” a hip-hop and R&B show, and “NEO Rocks,” the station’s local band program, and will be live starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. The live event will take place at the Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, Ohio.

For every $25 donated to this year’s radio event, the Hunger Network will be able to provide approximately 100 meals to those in need.

“The opportunity to use my platform to benefit those in and around my community is extremely heartwarming,” said Zachary Sinutko, the executive producer/creator of 808s & Mixtapes and WJCU’s director of promotions. 

Tickets for the live event can be purchased here.

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