Topic: Neighbors in Need
Every year, morning show host Randy McCoy from WEBB-FM in Augusta, Maine, pitches a tent next to the tank at Camp Keyes where he lives for 98.5 hours as part of the station’s "Tanksgiving" food drive. A group effort by the station, the Maine Army National Guard and area supermarkets, food collection locations are set up throughout the area the week before Veterans Day. The station donates airtime valued at more than $50,000 for the event. Last year, the combination of on-air exposure and the generosity of WEBB listeners resulted in a trailer filled with more than 60 tons of food and $2,500 for the Waterville and Augusta Salvation Army and several area food banks. Gov. John Baldacci made a special visit to McCoy’s campsite, where he went on air with the station.
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