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University radio show to host all-day benefit for children’s hospital

It’s like Dance Marathon, but instead of moving feet, ‘Ang Live for the Kids’ raises money by flapping gums. Angelo Velotta, a junior, will be hosting the 24-hour radio show to raise donations for the Children’s Miracle Network, starting tomorrow at 7 a.m. ‘I’m very excited; this is something that I’ve thought about for a while,’ Velotta said. ‘I don’t have any doubts everything will go well because I’m working with a bunch of great people to make this happen, and we are doing it for an awesome cause.’ Velotta, a broadcast journalism major, hosts his weekly radio show, ‘Ang Live,’ every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m.’ The mission of the Children’s Miracle Network is to generate funds and awareness programs in partnership with and for the benefit of member hospitals/foundations and the children they are privileged to serve, according to its Web site. ‘Ang Live for the Kids,’ or ‘AL4tk,’ will benefit St. Vincent Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo. A link to donate is available online at www.falconradio.org.’ Velotta said he is satisfied with how many donations he has seen so far. In total, he has raised nearly $300, including $100 from Campus Quarters and $50 from Shirts, Signs ‘amp; Designs, which also made shirts for Velotta and his co-hosts. ‘I didn’t set any goals to raise a certain amount because I figured whatever we could raise would be awesome,’ he said. ‘People have been very helpful, as have some local businesses.’ Velotta will be joined in studio by six hosts from the Bowling Green radio Sports Organization and WFAL, including co-host Kyle Griffith. In addition, Jeffrey Jack, also a junior, helped contribute to the cause by helping out behind-the-scenes. Velotta will be the only jockey at the station for the full 24 hours. Jack also anticipates the event being successful. ‘I think it will go well. I’ve been listening to ‘Ang Live’ for a while now, and he has pretty good stuff in store [for tomorrow],’ Jack said. The 24-hour show will feature’ sports coverage, breaking down of the Ultimate Candy Bracket to determine the best candy ever and 24 of the show’s signature segments, ‘The Manly Man’s Coin Flip.” ‘The Manly Man’s Coin Flip is just a funny segment we started doing every show that caught on with our listeners,’ Velotta said. ‘Kyle and I debate over two ridiculously awesome things and just have fun with it.’ The sports coverage will include a recap of March Madness, an in-depth preview of the first round of the NFL Draft and a preview of the NBA playoffs. In addition, there will be interviews with Nicole Lyndes, representative from the Toledo Children’s Miracle Network, David Drayer, author of the book ‘Strip Cuts,’ and Chris Ekstrand, a sports journalist and journalism professor at the University. There will be live music on the show as well. Starting at midnight there will be a song dedicated to people who donated money. As for 24 straight hours of talk radio, Jack called Velotta crazy but felt everything would be fine. ‘Well, I think he’s crazy anyway, but especially crazy for this,’ Jack said. ‘And if there’s one thing I know [Velotta] can do well, it’s talk on the radio.’ Velotta admits he might get tired but is confident he’ll make it through. ‘Yeah, 24 hours is a long time, and I’m sure I’ll get tired,’ he said. ‘But this is for a great cause, and it’s for the kids so I’m going to tough it out and hopefully put on a great show for everyone.’ Listen live to the 24-hour show online at the Falcon radio Web site.

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