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posted: 6/6/2016 9:59 AM

Huntley Community Radio supports charity efforts

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  • From left, Michael Geheren, "The Duchess" Kate Curtin, Sir William Geheren and Orion Samuelson join in the Huntley Community Radio Radiothon 2, a fundraiser for the nonprofit station.

    From left, Michael Geheren, "The Duchess" Kate Curtin, Sir William Geheren and Orion Samuelson join in the Huntley Community Radio Radiothon 2, a fundraiser for the nonprofit station.
    Courtesy of Huntley Community Radio

 
By William Geheren
Director of Marketing, Huntley Community Radio

One of the top priorities for Huntley Community Radio is to keep the community informed and connected.

So far in 2016, it has been easy to see the success of 101.5 FM out in the public as well as on the air.

In January, HCR hosted the Huntley Chamber of Commerce Dinner. It was a great opportunity to spend time with all of the local business leaders and show them the advantage of having a local radio station.

In March, the station had the opportunity to sponsor a two-day event that was a fundraiser for pediatric cancer. The two-day event had a goal of raising $50,000 and ended up raising more than $100,000 to help put an end to this horrific disease.

April was a busy month for HCR as they hosted the Senior Services of McHenry Fashion Show to raise funds for McHenry seniors who are in need. In addition, the station hosted the second annual Battle of the Bands at the Cosman Center. To top off April, HCR hosted a Color Run at Westfield School in District 300. The race was a fundraiser for the local PTO.

In May, the station worked with the Huntley Police Department to host the Cop on Rooftop event to raise money to support Special Olympics. This was an amazing event with a huge turnout at Dunkin' Donuts.

On Friday, June 10, HCR will sponsor the American Cancer Society's Huntley Relay For Life. This event starts at 6 p.m. Friday and continues until 6 a.m. Saturday. The American Cancer Society is an amazing organization that supports people with cancer and those recovering from cancer, as well as families and caregivers.

On Sunday, June 19, the station will host the Lake in the Hills Triathlon. This combination of bicycling, swimming and running is a great annual event that involves people from all over the area.

For the July Fourth fireworks, held in Deicke Park, Huntley Community Radio will again simulcast before, during and after the show. It is an amazing way to enjoy wonderful music in the park while enjoying one of the best fireworks shows of the season.

On Sept. 25, the station will be hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Sunset Park in Lake in the Hills. This is a huge family event to help generate money for research on this horrible disease.

There will be other places to see and hear HCR this summer, but as you can see -- the impact is real!