Bret Michaels of Poison to Serve As Ambassador for 2020 World College Radio Day


Poison frontman Bret Michaels will  serve as the 2020 College Radio Day Ambassador.

Bret Michales – Story by Scarlett Hunter, photo by Anne Erickson

Poison frontman Bret Michaels will put the spotlight on college radio by serving as the 2020 College Radio Day Ambassador

Bret Michaels of Poison will serve as the official 2020 Ambassador for the 10th annual World College Radio Day, which is set for Friday, October 2.

The day, which is spearheaded the College Radio Foundation, works to bring together college radio stations in more than 30 countries to raise awareness about everything college stations do and the value they bring to broadcasting.

“Global Solidarity Rocks” is the 2020 theme for World College Radio Day. The event seeks to honor global collaborations that the foundation helps, as well as put the spotlight on the global issues affecting schools because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

“In this difficult time, there has never been a more important year, or a better year, for the hope that college radio brings,” Michaels said in a statement. “It is the future of communications and, in a year like this, communication is key.”

He continued, “Music itself is the soundtrack to life and helps drive us through these unprecedented times. When dorms and campuses may be quiet, this should be the time for college radio to be going strong.”

Michaels’ charity organization Life Rocks Foundation will give $10,000 in grants to participating college radio stations and match funds raised by the College Radio Foundation. The funds will help some college stations remain on the air who are hurting this year.

“Bret is a long-time supporter of college radio, someone whose extraordinary multi-faceted career and philanthropic efforts have already impacted so many people… Bret’s passion and authenticity is deeply inspirational to the students,” College Radio Day president Annabella Poland said in a statement.

College radio students are also encouraged to send Michael questions about his life by tagging @bretmichaelsofficial and @collegeradioday, adding the hashtags #askBret, #WCRD2020, #collegeradioday and #globalsolidarityrocks.



Posted by Scarlett Hunter | Music, Rock, Rock News

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