So, I try not to promote too much garbage on Tumblr - because, whatever - but this Sunday, May 25th, from noon until midnight I’ll be hosting the second annual Radio For Rwanda.
Radio for Rwanda is an event we put together at WLFM (my college radio station) in which we raise money in partnership with GlobeMed for Health Development Initiative. HDI is an organization in Kigali, Rwanda that teaches sexual education in after school programs to kids, which isn’t taught there otherwise. Sexual education is something that I think we Americans take for granted, whereas not everyone has access to it. Here’s an example: GlobeMed workers who go over to Rwanda in the some have heard from multiple students that they believe condoms can come with diseases, such as AIDS, and therefore aren’t used in many situations. To us, this seems ridiculous, but to them it’s what they’ve been told.
In order to make programs like this happen, they need our help - and that’s what Radio for Rwanda is all about. I’ll be hosting the twelve-hour marathon myself, which can be streamed at WLFMradio.com, and having all kinds of bands, guests, and general amusement happening on air. I’ve been planning this thing for a past few months, and it’s going to be really, really great. Last year we raised $3,333 which was completely incredible. They made a video about it that you watch here and a Best Of collection that you can listen to here. More information about HDI and their cause can be found here.
I’m not sure how many people this blog reaches, but even if it reaches one person: please tune in and help us out. A lot of people are asking for a lot of things out there, and I get that, but this is a cause I truly believe in and care about deeply - and an event that myself and a lot of other people put a lot of time into. Also, it’s a lot of fun, and you’ll enjoy it.
So, we’ll see you Sunday. Noon to Midnight. On WLFM. Thanks!
Download the latest episode of ON PATROL right now! It’s a week before RADIO FOR RWANDA, and things are in full swing! Peter and Will go to the movies, and discuss Godzilla! Talk of Jobs and Woz, good cries, and more! WES VARUGHESE stops by the studio to chat about scary movies, fun facts, and his enormous shoe collection! The Witch of Angmar spills the secrets about the new Hobbit movie! And even more! Get it now, and tune in to Radio for Rwanda on May 25th from noon until midnight!
Tonight! ON PATROL went to the movies yesterday, and we’ll be discussing Godzilla on tonight’s show! 7-9 PM CST on WLFM! Tune in!
A clip from this week’s show, in which Chewbacca talks about his role in the new Star Wars films. Translations provided by Peter and Intern Will.
Download the latest episode of ON PATROL right now! MITCHELL GREENBERG comes in-studio to discuss his trip to New York for his mom’s television gig, and squash the beef with Intern Will! A special interview with Chewbacca, who spills the deets on the new Star Wars movies! Segway Talk! GlobeMed member MONICA PANIAGUA harasses Peter about what chips to get for Radio for Rwanda - which is in two weeks! Peter feuds with the old ladies at the pool some more! Get it now!
Absolutely loving the new Amen Dunes record.
A clip from tonight’s show, in which Intern Will is hit on during a gig.
Download the latest episode of ON PATROL right now! NATHAN LAWRENCE visits the studio to discuss learning to hate the Wii, the empty buildings in Man of Steel, and Gender Neutral Bathrooms! Peter vs. the Old Woman at the Pool Who Doesn’t Like Music! A history professor stops by to give some info on the Civil War! Intern Will gets hit on during a gig! A call from SETH WEIDMANN from THE HIT BACK with big news about the band, and big new about NBC’s Sunday night line-up! More hair talk! Get it now!
Here’s the track “Open Face Sandwich,” performed tonight on air. It’s maybe the dumbest thing we’ve ever done. Featuring myself, Intern Will, and Helen Noble. We’re known as Sandwich Vibes.
Download the latest episode of ON PATROL right now - so much show! HELEN NOBLE comes in-studio to help Will and Peter perform their debut single “Open Face Sandwich”! Peter talks about Facebook bait links, aka Dentists Hate Her! FANNY LAU and JAMIE CARTWRIGHT stop by to discuss Rwanda, the dangers of having an office, and Cloud Atlas! A exchange student exposes the differences between America and Germany! ALEX YORK and JACK CANFIELD crash the studio unexpectedly! Jimmy Johns jams! And more! Get it right now!