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Catalyst Radio: WYCE BoDeans concert to raise funds for DA Blodgett-St. John's

A new concert series called WYCE at Wealthy kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 16 with the band BoDeans, to raise funds for the local children’s aid nonprofit DA Blodgett-St. John’s.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

DA Blodgett-St. John’s has been serving children and families for 125 years.

DA Blodgett-St. John’s has been serving children and families for 125 years. /DA Blodgett-St. John’s

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Community Media Center announces the kickoff event in the WYCE: Live at Wealthy Concert Series, featuring nationally-touring artists in fundraising concerts for local nonprofit organizations. 

The inaugural event brings to town veteran Milwaukee-based rock band BoDeans on Wed., Oct. 16.  Segments from the performance will be broadcast live on WYCE, and GRTV will be on-site to capture the concert for later broadcast and website content -- all this involving Community Media Center’s radio station, venue and television station.

This first concert benefits D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s, which has worked for125 years to provides services to children and families, through efforts that include foster care, adoption, and family support, as well as residential treatment and emergency shelter care.

In studio to highlight the work of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is Executive Director Sharon Loughridge.



Music in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from the BoDeans – the very band that kicks of the WYCE at Wealthy concert series.  The song is “Pretty Ghost” from the release Still.

And as a side note, for the Oct. 16 BoDeans show a portion of each ticket sold will be donated directly to the concert beneficiary -- D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s.

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