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Radio-Thon brings awareness

By Staff | Apr 1, 2015

The “Fight for the Ferry” Radio-thon, was held on March 13 on Knights Radio WRSG, the radio station at Tyler Consolidated High School, in order to raise needed funds to keep the Sistersville Ferry boat operational.

The fundraiser lasted 24 straight hours with music, guests, entertainment and drawings and prizes to go along with the pledges being announced throughout the event.

There were a total of 60 individual pledges ranging from $10 up to over $500 made for the cause. The vast majority of those pledges have been sent to the City of Sistersville, ear marked for the Ferry.

Alex King, one of the organizers of the Radio-Thon and Sistersville Ferry supporter, said, “The Radio-thon helped raise awareness, further generating donations that were not called in during the broadcast. Each day, more donations for the ferry arrive at the city building.

“It’s inspiring to see how many people care and how many were reached by our Knights Radio broadcast.

“Greg Goodfellow manages Knights Radio, but the Radio-thon was only possible because he volunteered his time. It was a lot of fun working with my former teacher for a good cause.”

The Radio-Thon was streamed on Lite Rock 93R’s website, which helped to generate awareness and donations as well.

“That made a world of difference, quite literally,” King said. “People across the world could listen.”

After the Radio-Thon was held, a generous $10,000 donation was presented to the Ferry by David Bowyer of Alma.