RADNOR, Pa. (Feb. 17, 2010) — On Feb. 1 and 2, 2010, WYBF-FM 89.1 FM, the radio station of Cabrini College, broadcast for 24 hours nonstop to raise funds for earthquake victims of Haiti.
When the marathon broadcast ended, the station had raised more than $2,100 for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), with nearly all of the money donated by students. "Streaming Hope for Haiti" began at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, which was National Broadcasters for Haiti Day.
WYBF broadcasted from various campus locations, such as the Marketplace student restaurant, Jazzman's Café, and the academic building Grace Hall, and from 6 to 10 p.m. hosted "Hoops for Haiti," airing the men's and women's basketball games.
From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., WYBF hosted a Dance for Haiti with a "Jersey Shore" theme, and broadcast in the studio from 1 to 8 a.m.
"This was a great way to incorporate students' interests and skills to address an international crisis," said Megan Conte '11, who served as disc jockey from 1 to 2 a.m.
"It was a wonderful opportunity for students to lend support to the global community, and it was inspiring to see fellow classmates contribute and participate in the events."
"Streaming Hope for Haiti" was one of several initiatives Cabrini students led in supporting victims of the earthquakes.
Within 24 hours of the first earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, Cabrini students from three organizations (CRS Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, and the Track and Field Team) formed "Cabrini Cares about Haiti," led by sophomore Quiana Volney, whose family's roots are in Haiti.
Along with the cheerleading squad, "Cabrini Cares about Haiti" raised funds at varsity basketball games, and collaborated with the "Nets for Nets" anti-malaria fundraiser with CRS at the College's doubleheader against Neumann University.