With millions getting ready to give thanks for what they have, it’s the perfect time to help others in need.
The Hungerthon, in conjunction with World Hunger Year, joins forces with many radio stations to help the organization’s annual fund drive.
Started over the weekend, the Hungerthon concludes today in a big way. More than a dozen city stations will participate today.
News Director Tim Scheld tells FishbowlNY that WCBS 880 is hosting the entire phone bank for calls to Hungerthon from any station.
“The newsroom is filled with tables, computers, [and] the conference table has every inch taken up with Hungerthon material.”
The station has coverage from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Wayne Cabot and Tony Guida hosting the Hungerthon portions.
Then there are the auction items that each station is using to entice listeners.
WCBS-AM is offering various packages, among them is a chance to sit in with sportscaster Jared Max and record your own report.
You can win a tour of the Giants’ new training facility, and also bid for a taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
A look at sports themed items on WFAN after the jump.
The other all-news station is giving listeners an unique opportunity to tour the newsroom during the morning shift. The first five $1,000 (tax-deductible) contributions will get the chance to record a newscast with a souvenir copy provided.
Other items available include two tickets to New York Mets home game and a visit to the WFAN booth.
WINS is scheduled to run the Hungerthon segments from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Geared to sports items, there are Yankees, Giants, Knicks, Nets, Rangers, and Devils packages up for grabs. There is also a chance to go behind-the-scenes at CBS’ The NFL Today. Hungerthon updates air on WFAN from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
During their day-long segments, program director Leslie Fram tells FishBowlNY, that the Alternative Rocker is offering $100 song requests every hour. Additionally, the station is auctioning off autographed guitars from Linkin Park and Weezer.
Other stations participating today include WABC, WAXQ (5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.), WCBS-FM (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.), WHTZ, WKTU, WLTW, WPLJ, WQHT, WRKS, and several Sirius channels.
Donors can call 1-800-548-6479 (1-800-5-Hungry) or go to hungerthon.org. All auction winners will also receive a John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” t-shirt or sweatshirt, donated by Yoko Ono.