Two West Michigan radio DJ's to be held hostage
Contemporary Christian WaYfm (WAYK-FM 88.3 Kalamazoo/WAYG-FM 89.9 Grand Rapids) is banishing morning personality Rich Anderson and afternoon personality Mike Couchman to live in confined spaces, on display for all to see, while WaYfm listeners pledge to get Rich and Mike down.
WaYfm listeners from the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek areas will pledge on behalf of Rich; WaYfm listeners from the Grand Rapids area will pledge on behalf of Mike. Neither Rich or Mike can come down from raised Genie Scissor Lifts until 250 pledges have been made from their city to keep WaYfm commercial free and music-intensive.
Each lift, provided by Titan Equipment, will be raised to maximum height, showcasing the small dwellings that will become each DJ’s temporary home to all who drive along US-131, I-94, and M-6.
The hostage situation begins tomorrow morning (9/13) at 6 a.m. with live coverage on 88.3 & 89.9 WaYfm, and regular updates at www.WaY.fm. Aside from pledges, only inclement weather and brief personal needs breaks can get the WaYfm DJs down.
88.3 & 89.9 WaYfm are commercial free non-profit radio stations with studios in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. WaYfm plays Top 40 music with a Christian world-view aimed at teens, young adults, and young families. WaYfm is part of Cornerstone University’s group of radio stations.