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 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.