By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 13, 2020 at 4:04 PM

This weekend, FM 102/1 hosted a 24-hour radiothon called "Stage Our Stages" to raise money for the Pabst Group, Shank Hall, The Rave, The Cactus Club and The Cooperage. 

The numbers are in, and the event brought in $25, 482. The money was raised via donations and an auction of rock 'n' roll memorabilia and other cool items and opportunities.

According to organizer and Program Director Michelle Rutkowski, the auction is still live and they project it will raise another $10K this week.

"We are going to be holding a second chance auction for any items that did not get bid on, plus adding a bunch of stuff that we simply just didn’t have time to put up," says Rutkowski.

Go here to check out the auction or to donate to this effort to save Milwaukee's music venues.

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.