The Bloomfield Hills School District's radio station WBFH-FM 88.1, also known as The Biff, will begin broadcasting its 35th Annual Biffstock pledge drive at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011 and will continue until 2 a.m. Saturday, April 16. WBFH students will be collecting money and pledges from listeners in the community to help underwrite radio station enhancement expenses.
"Our radio-a-thon is a fun event for the radio students and it gives listeners a chance to support community radio with their donations" said WBFH Biffstock Chair and Lahser Senior Lauren Pohl. All 25 WBFH staff students from Andover and Lahser will be on the air for two hour shifts for a total of 32 hours of live programming. The shift schedule and other pledge drive information can be found on the station website: www.wbfh.fm. Listeners can also follow the station on Twitter at twitter.com/TheBiff881.
There are five levels of support for those that want to be a fan of The Biff: General Admission ($10), Balcony ($25), Main Floor ($50), Backstage Pass ($100), and Meet & Greet ($250 or more). Those who donate receive donor announcements aired on the station and a fan swag bag. Listeners who would like to be an underwriter can do so by calling (248) 341-WBFH. They can also fax in pledges to (248) 341-5679 or e-mail pledges to TheBiff@Radio.fm.
Listeners are also encouraged to join The Biff Fan Group on Facebook. Search "WBFH 88.1 FM, The Biff" and click "Like".
The station will be broadcasting live during the school day from Lahser High School Thursday, April 14 and from Andover High School Friday, April 15.
A rock concert is scheduled to start in the Andover Theater April 15 at 7 p.m. Performing will be local bands Live the Dash and The Promiscuous Nuns. Headlining the concert will be popular Detroit area rapper Drew32 (drew32.com). A $5 donation will be collected at the door.
WBFH, which can be heard at 88.1 on the FM dial or online at www.wbfh.fm, is licensed to the Board of Education of the Bloomfield Hills School District. The community radio station is supervised by the WBFH management team of Station Manager Pete Bowers and Assistant Manager/Technical Director Randy Carr.