It’s that time of the school year. 90.7 WXIN, a student-run radio station on campus, is holding its annual Radiothon event.
The annual event is a 24-hour radiothon where WXIN raises money and all of the proceeds goes to a charitable cause. This year, WXIN is raising money to support a local organization: The Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness.
Thursday’s event is being organized by Bennett Whitcomb, WXIN’s general manager, Hannah Loiselle, the station’s program director and Tess Sullivan, their sales director.
“I am so excited for Radiothon this year as we are supporting the end homelessness coalition,” Sullivan told The Anchor. “We felt as though we should work with a charity that is more local and have a more national organization in the fall semester.”
Sullivan added that during last year’s Radithon, WXIN were able to raise over $400 for charity, and she hopes “to keep that momentum going.”
Similar to Sullivan, Loiselle is also excited about what this year’s Radiothon will look like.
“For me, this is my fourth radiothon at WXIN, and I could not be more excited,” Loiselle said. “It is always a great time having all of our employees get together and spend all night in the office, all while raising money for an amazing charity. We have worked with some amazing organizations in the past, and had our most successful radiothon to date this past fall. I know with everyone’s hard work that is going into this event, it is going to be another great success.”
The event itself will begin on Thursday, March 30 at 4 p.m. and will go until Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m. On the day of the event, WXIN will also be in the Donovan Dining Center at 11 a.m. on both March 30 and 31.
Anyone, whether a Rhode Island College student or just curious about the event, can tune in to this year’s event through multiple mediums. Radiothon can be heard and seen either via WXIN’s Twitch page or on the air within a mile’s radius of RIC’s campus on 90.7 FM.
Those who are interested in donating can do so using this link.