February 18, 2014
Hundreds of 102.9 WMGK-FM listeners joined the air staff and the Mummers from the Woodland String Band for the first-ever 102.9 WMGK MG5K Walk and Run on Sunday, October 20, at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ. Proceeds from the MG5K benefited The Who’s Teen Cancer America charity, a nonprofit that helps hospitals develop units designed to meet the specific needs of teens with cancer, giving them the best chance of a positive outcome, both physically and emotionally.
Registration began at 7:30 a.m. on a beautiful October morning, and the Mummers from the Woodland String Band led participants from the registration area to the starting line while playing the theme from Rocky, “Eye of the Tiger,” and other inspirational songs to get participants ready for their walk or run on Cooper River Park’s beautiful course. Cooper River Park holds a special spot in the hearts of MGK listeners as the previous home of the annual Let Freedom Rock concert.
The MG5K featured music throughout the course, post-race refreshments, cash awards and medals for top finishers as well as for the runner wearing the best classic rock-inspired costume. The race was open to runners and walkers of all ages, and all participants received a rockin’ MG5K T-shirt. The day ended with award presentations and a post-race party featuring the MGK house band, Musician Impossible.
January 28, 2014
It was a new and fun opportunity for the Cub Scouts, who got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of what makes MAGIC 98.3 FM the great station it is.
As soon as they stepped through the door, the troop saw things that made the station unique—Rutgers University posters, a magazine cover with former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, and a big, shiny record on display in honor of the station’s 60th anniversary.
Chris Moore and Dave Kirby led the tours and made sure the boys got to see what a typical day is like in the world of radio.
Moore and the boys even did a little voice work in the studio, recording and playing with the sound, making the Scouts sound as squeaky as Alvin and the Chipmunks or as deep and low as Darth Vader. The Scouts had a blast trying something new.
At MAGIC 98.3 FM, Girl and Boy Scout troops have an open invitation to tour the studios and experience a fun day in the world of radio.