By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 08, 2020 at 11:49 AM Photography: Bobby Tanzilo

Starting this Friday at 5 p.m., FM102/1 will launch a 24-hour "radiothon" called #SaveOurStages. The mission is 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.

During the radiothon, FM 102/1 will broadcast live for the duration of a day from the empty stages of the venues. There will also be live performances, an online silent auction and ongoing interviews with local musicians and celebrities about their favorite concert experiences in these venues that are struggling due to COVID-19.

#SaveOurStages auction items include an autographed guitar from blink-182, a signed poster from a twenty one pilots show at The Rave / Eagles Club, an autographed ukulele from AJR, Tame Impala autographed vinyl, a Cooperage boat package and much more. The auction is live and accessible here.

The event includes exclusive performances by The Head and the Heart, Kennyhoopla and Friday Pilot's Club as well as live interviews with Neon Trees, Juda and The Lion, Chvrches, The Verve Pipe, Silversun Pickups and more.

Here is the schedule outlining the venues and DJs for the #SaveOurStages 24-hour Radiothon that runs from Friday, July 10 at 5 p.m. until Saturday, July 11 at 5 p.m.

  • 5-8 p.m. The Pabst with DJ Ian 
  • 8-11 p.m. The Rave with DJ Michelle 
  • 11 p.m.-5 a.m. Shank Hall with DJ Schroeder 
  • 5 -8 a.m. The Cooperage with DJ Michelle 
  • 8-11 a.m. The Cactus Club with DJ Ian 
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Pabst with DJs Adler and Miller 
  • 2-5 p.m. The Rave with DJs Katona and Adler 

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.