Broadcasting students are turning up the heat on holiday giving.
Students at the College’s radio station CRNC The Heat are revving up for the annual Rock Around the Clock 24-hour radiothon. The live broadcast will begin on December 1 at noon and continue until December 2 at noon with the mission of collecting donations for the college food bank.
“Rock Around The Clock benefits Broadcasting students because it is a real-world radio fundraising experience, but the real benefit is to their peers that need a helping hand at this time of the year,” said Broadcasting professor Bruce Gilbert.
Third-year student Julie Vanderlip, who is the program director at CRNC The Heat, noted that 15 students are participating in this year’s event, located near the station’s ‘shark tank’ (near the international department) at the Welland Campus. Vanderlip noted that the event will feature seven microphones so more students can be involved on air this year. Some students will run specialty shows while others will have an hour to play their choice of music or discuss selected topics. She noted that the event is a great opportunity for students to practice their on-air skills, have fun, and help others.
“Rock Around the Clock is a great learning experience for Broadcasting students, and a great way to give back. We will be live on air for 24 hours, which is also a way to improve our on air stamina,” she said. “It’s been a very busy semester with assignments and preparing for the real world, so Rock Around the Clock is very beneficial to end the semester with an opportunity to entertain and give back to the community.”
The college community is encouraged to drop off non-perishable food donations at the event.
Tune into for the live 24-hour radiothon December 1-2 at CRNC.ca.