Broadcasting students rock and roll all night for their annual NC radiothon for charity

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Broadcasting students went the distance on the airwaves in support of NCSAC and local charities at this year's Rock Around the Clock broadcast. From left is Program Director, Alexa Knapp and Brandon Lewis.

The spirit of the season was in full swing at NC’s annual Rock Around the Clock radiothon fundraiser on the College’s station The Heat at CNRC.ca.

Third-year students from the College’s Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film program who hosted the event were up all day and night in support of the NCSAC’s Nourishing Minds program, which recently replaced its traditional food bank, and other local food banks and charities.

The radio broadcast ran for 24 hours with the students setting up shop in the Welland Campus Simcoe foyer, in hopes of raising cash and food items. The students took turns on hosting duties, covering the topic of their choosing. This year’s broadcast featured a dance, Disney and blues hour. This year marked the 11th annual broadcast for the NC program.

“The event is a great opportunity for second-years to mix and mingle with all of us for a good cause,” said Alexa Knapp, the radiothon’s program director. “I had an absolute blast hosting this event and was a great swan song for us third years to end our run as various directors of the station.”

The college at large came out to spread the gift of giving, donating non-perishable food items that will later be given back to those who need it most in the community.

Over $150 was raised for the SAC Nourishing Minds program while a bin of food was collected for local charities. The College’s food bank typically serves 400 students each year with the holidays seeing the greatest demand from the service.

The new department heads officially their reign in January.

This year’s radiothon cast. Top, from left: Brodie Spies, Taylor Judson, Nick Pal and Jessica Dixon. Bottom: Brandon Lewis, Alexa Knapp

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