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 grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.