Radio station to host games and music festival

Marlene Brueggemann

The staff of Revolution 91.7 WWHR staff is getting away from the confines of the their studio in the Academic Complex and into the fresh air.

At 1 p.m. March 15 the station will be hosting the Rev-Fest, an oudoor games and music festival on Downing University Center South Lawn.

The event will have several games that attendees can particpate in. Two bands, local group “The Valentines” and Orlando-based “Generation,” will provide entertainment for the festival.

Ryan Johnson, promotions and public relations director for Revolution 91.7, said 40 percent of the profits from Saturday’s event will go towards the Revolution Mayhem 2003 event, a fund rasier for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hosptial.

Irvington sophomore Miranda Mattingly CQ works as a D.J. at Revolution 91.7. She said the station hopes to raise over $1,000 for St. Judes at Mayhem 2003 and that the station is still looking for sponsors for the April event.

Johnson said he and a fellow WHHR staff member came up with the idea for the Rev-Fest last semester. It is the first big festival the station organized.

“We want to give kids something to do on the weekends,” he said.

He said “Generation” played in Bowling Green before and is looking forward to their return in Rev-Fest. He thinks “The Valentines” will be popular with those at the festival.

“We chose “The Valentines” because they are pretty big in Bowling Green,” Johnson said.

Anyone may participate in the the series of games that include a lip sync contest, “whack a D.J.” and “paint a D.J.”

Individuals or groups can enter the festival games. The price to enter is $3 for indivuals, $5 for a group up to 5 people.

Johnson said the Resident Hall Association and several greek organizartions have entered groups to participate. There’s no deadline — groups or indivuals can join on the day of the festival.

The games will be judged by the Revolution 91.7 staff, who will give points to the winners of each game, Johnson said. The winner or winners of the festival games will receive 60 percent of the profits.

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