Lovers of vintage Doo Wop, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll should mark their Calendars for a night to remember when WESU Middletown presents a fundraising concert in celebration of 75 years of community Radio & 35 years of the Moondog Matinee with a fundraising concert on July 12, at The Middletown High School Performing Arts Center featuring Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Legendary group that recorded the mega hit song, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”!!. Plus “The Super Girls Group” featuring original members of some of the greatest female groups of Rock and Roll including: Louise Murray of The Hearts & Jaynetts- “Lonely Nights” & “Sally Go Round The Roses”, Lillian Walker of The Exciters- “Tell Him” & “Doo Wah Diddy”, Margaret Ross of The Cookies- “Chains” & “Dont Say Nothing Bad About My Baby, Beverly Warren of The Raindrops- “The Kind of Boy You Cant Forget” & “What a Guy”, & Nanette Licari of Reparata & The Del Rons – “Whenever A Teenager Cries” & “Tommy””
Proceeds from this event will benefit the 75 year old community radio station’s capital campaign to implement a backup power system and upgrade ageing equipment in their studios. WESU has been without a backup power system to keep the station on air during power outages since their studios were relocated back in 2000. “It’s one of those cases where you don’t miss the water til the well runs dry, like it did back in 2012 when hurricane Sandy shut WESU down for nearly a week, says WESU General Manager, Ben Michael“. “The mixing consoles in our studios are over 20 years old and need to be replaced and after fifteen years in our “new” studios, we are really in need of an upgrade”.
The WESU 75th Anniversary Doo Wop Extravaganza invites you to travel back in time to celebrate a landmark anniversary of one of the first student owned and operated radio stations in the country and 35 years of the legendary Moondog Matinee Radio show! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a night memories and classic American music with Super Stars Jay Siegel’s Tokens and some of the greatest female groups from the Rock and Roll. Saturday July 12 Tickets are $30 each and on sale now at WESU or by calling call 860-685-3355. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $25 each. Call WESU GM at 860-685-7707 for group purchasing.
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