WWSP-90FM’s Radiothon live auction set for Saturday, Dec. 5

Metro Wire Staff

A live radio auction featuring local gift certificates, coupons, household goods, art, books, and more will be held on Dec. 5 to help support the UWSP 90FM radio station.

The WWSP Radiothon 2020 starts at 9 a.m., with four prize packages auctioned off each hour over the 90FM airwaves until 7 p.m. Listeners can call in to bid on the package in which they’re interested.

On-air personalities will inform everyone of the current bid of each package, according to a news release from UWSP, and winners can pick up their packages via contactless delivery outside the Communication Arts Center.

Last year, the 90FM student organization raised more than $8,000 during the auction, making it the most money raised in Radiothon history. The executive staff said it hopes to break the record again.

“With low student involvement during the fall 2020 semester, community support keeps the music alive,” the press release reads in part.

The largest college-run radio station in the Midwest, 90FM is the college’s largest organization with more than 100 volunteers and seven executive staff positions. Students receive hands-on broadcasting experience developing on-air personality skills, audio editing, and marketing experience through college radio.

Find more information about Radiothon 2020 at https://90fm.org/ or the WWSP-90FM Facebook page.