WCSX Hosts Fundraiser for Family of Fallen Firefighter

August 16, 2013

94.7 WCSX-FM hosted a one-day fundraising effort for the family of Brian Woehlke, a Wayne-Westland, MI, firefighter, who was recently killed in the line of duty. Woehlke, 29, was just 10 months into his dream job when he was killed after a roof collapsed on him during a strip mall fire.

He was the first firefighter killed in the line of duty in the Westland department’s 47-year history and left behind his wife, Jennifer, and 13-month-old daughter, Ava.

On Monday, May 13, the station hosted a daylong fundraiser with on-air personalities Jim O’Brien, Ken Calvert, Uncle Buck and Juline Jordan at various locations throughout the day.

The station encouraged listeners who were unable to attend the day’s events to make a donation directly to the Westland Firefighters Charity.