By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 26, 2020 at 10:15 AM

FM 102/1 is teaming up with the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) to #saveourstages in Milwaukee.

The station will host a 24-hour radiothon starting Friday, July 10th at 5 p.m.
to raise funds for Milwaukee’s local independent music venues The Pabst Theater Group, The Rave/Eagles Club, Shank Hall, The Cactus Club and The Cooperage.

FM 102/1 will broadcast live from the empty stages of the venues during the radiothon. There will also be an online silent auction which will include music memorabilia donated by the venues and musicians to help raise funds.

During the radiothon, alternative music artists and local celebrities will share memories and talk about their favorite shows. Listeners are also encouraged to share their favorite concert experiences at one of these venues on social media and by using the #saveourstages hashtag.

Virtual tours of these historic venues will also be in the mix. On these stages bands like The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, 21 Pilots, Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White, Mumford and Sons and countless others, were introduced to Milwaukeeans for the first time.

"Now it’s time to show support for these venues and their employees who have made Milwaukee an important stop for your favorite bands and comedians," reads the press release.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.