Milwaukee, WI. – The Wisconsin Podcast Association, A100 Radio on iHeartRadio and LIVEfor Wisconsin are teaming up for the 1st ever Wisconsin Podcast Association Podcastathon benefitting feeding families throughout the state of Wisconsin.
The Podcastathon will stream via Facebook Live and A100 Radio on iHeart from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 6th & 7th and hosted by Andrew Haze and Megan Jasen of the Haze & Jasen radio show and podcast.
During the 10-hour events, podcasters from throughout the state of Wisconsin will air 30 minute live episodes of their podcasts. Donations collected throughout the Podcastathon will go toward LIVEfor’s mission of feeding struggling families throughout Wisconsin. Donations can be made by visiting LIVEfor’s website at www.live-for.org.
LIVEfor is a Wisconsin based non-for-profit that prides itself in fostering trust and support in kids & families throughout Wisconsin to give them the freedom to go confidently in the direction of their dreams.
“LIVEfor has always been about connecting with people and families, even at the smallest level, to help empower them to go confidently in the direction of their dreams. We are extremely excited to be joining forces with the WPA so we can make an even greater impact on our community during this challenging time in history,” said Kathryn Kraft, LIVEfor’s Executive Director.
“We are excited to team up with LIVEfor for this first of its kind event in the state of Wisconsin. We hope to raise enough money to feed several hundred families throughout the state. Right now is a difficult time for many and we are glad to do our part,” added Allison Phillips, WPA's President & Executive Director.
Phillips selected Haze and Jasen to host the event because of their upbeat energy and live hosting abilities.
"This is truly a remarkable event," Haze said. "I'm happy to be alongside my best friend to help those in the state that are still going through troubles due to the global health crisis. This will be a monumental show for podcasting as well as being a helping hand to those in need."
Podcasters interested in participating in the Podcastathon and sponsors looking to participate can email Allison Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A100 Radio Network Milwaukee partners with two companies to stream a grassroots, live-streamed music festival for mid-April.
The world currently exists under a layer of fear. Thousands are infected with COVID-19, entire countries are being quarantined, businesses are closing, and stocks are falling. In the midst of self-isolation and social distancing, the entertainment industry has been hit particularly hard. Tours have been cancelled, sports seasons have been suspended and clubs are ceasing operations as experts earnestly search to flatten the outbreak curve.
Despite this devastating blow, two companies are uniting to put on a 2-day, live-streamed music event called Isolation Music Festival. The festival will bring together creative professionals for an immersive, multi-genre festival which will be delivered to fans completely online. This event will provide a platform where artists large and small can perform and chat with new and existing fans while supplementing their lost wages.
The event itself will be free, but the two companies have set up a GoFundMe campaign to compensate the artists who are out of work for the foreseeable future. You can contribute to the campaign [here]. (URL - https://bit.ly/2UwQVAZ)
We're not taking this lying down. The Coronavirus is changing a lot of things for us, but this is just another opportunity for us to evolve. The most important thing right now is for us to stand together.
The Isolation Music Festival team is booking new artists every day, from all over the country. The current lineup includes Wisconsin-based DJ Shawna & DJ JaeBea, Illinois-based Milk Majer, and Florida-based Roman State and JC Carter.
The event is being put on by Chicago-based Karben Studios and Orlando-based Dedicated Productions, with video-streaming on Twitch and audio-streaming on A100, available via iHeartRadio.
For additional info on the festival, lineup and sponsorship opportunities, visit isolationmusicfest.com.