Greater Media Radio Station Helps the Needy

Posted on November 14, 2011 By

Greater Media radio station the WRAT (95.9) is holding its annual Thanksgiving season  drive Broadcast for the People of New Jersey on November 21 and 22 to help local New Jersey residents. Employees of the WRAT are hoping to fill a 40-foot tractor trailer with items to be donated to three charities.

The WRAT’s live Broadcast for the People of New Jersey will take place at Shoprite, Route 66, Neptune, on both November 21 from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, and again November 22 from 6:00 a.m. until the trailer is full. Broadcast for the People is being sponsored by Pepsi and Sansone Jr. Route 66 AutoMall.

Non-perishable food items (no glass) will go to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean counties; new or gently used clothing will be donated to the Family Resource Associates; and items, such as new gloves, winter hats, socks, washcloths, and toiletries will be given to Holiday Express.  Monetary donations are always welcome.

Doug Sjonvall, promotions director for WRAT, says, “This year local fire departments and first aid squads have joined in the challenge to fill their trucks with donations for Broadcast for the People.  The Ocean Grove Fire Department and Bradley Beach First Aid Squad, who are participating in the drive, are rallying all other fire companies and first aid squads to fill their trucks with donations and drop them off at Broadcast for the People. Other businesses are jumping on board as well.  This is quite an infectious event since it hits home and gives others an opportunity to participate with in-house drives.”

For those interested in organizing an office or business drive to help fill the tractor-trailer, Greater Media staff will help unload cars or vans, or even coordinate a pickup with the Rat Van from your office.  For further information, contact Doug Sjonvall 732-681-3800 Ext. 206 or Carl Craft at Ext. 203.

WRAT-FM and MAGIC 100.1 are radio stations of Greater Media, Inc. Greater Media, Inc. is the parent company of twenty-three AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Detroit, Charlotte, New Jersey, and Philadelphia markets.  Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers, located throughout the United States.