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Charity Events This October

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Who doesn’t love helping out a good cause?  This month, we’ve made it easy for you to find events to go to that will not only be a great time, but also benefit the local community and help those in need.

Country 102.5 20th Year Celebration – Celebrate Country 102.5’s 20th year at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston on Thursday, October 3rd with American Idol favorite Kellie Pickler and special guest Charlie Worsham!  This acoustic performance is limited to those that are 21 and over, and the cost is $20.  Doors open at 7 PM and the concert begins at 8 PM, so make sure you arrive early to get a good spot!  All proceeds will benefit the Floating Hospital for Children at the Tufts Medical Center which provides comfort and care to children and their families when they need it most.  Grab your friends and head to the Hard Rock for a fun night of music, while doing some good for local families.

Central Massachusetts Walk To Cure Diabetes – This fun-filled charity walk takes place in various locations across the country, and this one will be held on Sunday, October 6th at the Bolton Fair Grounds in Lancaster.  The walk raises funds and awareness for the millions of people that are living with type 1 diabetes.  There is no registration fee although guests are encouraged to register for the walk ahead of time.  You can either walk alone or create a team and fundraise together.  The walk begins at 10:30 AM and is a 5K, it will be held rain or shine so make sure you dress for the weather.

Howl O Ween – For all of you animal lovers out there, this charity event will be a fun day out for you and your furry friend!  This fundraiser benefits the German Shepherd Research and Rescue Center and will take place at Endicott Park in Danvers on Sunday, October 13th from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Admission is free and there will be tons of fun activities going on throughout the day including a pledge walk, costume contest, dog demo’s, lucky ticket raffle, vendors, and much more.

Making Strides Walk To End Breast Cancer – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and this month you can join the American Cancer Society for their annual Making Strides Walk in Worcester on October 20th at 10:30 AM.  This non-competitive, 2.5 mile walk not only raises funds to assist in life-saving research, but also raises awareness for this disease that effects 1 in 8 women.  There are other walks going on across the state this month, in Boston, Greater Springfield, Cape Cod, Berkshire County, and Nantucket so find the one that’s closest to you and sign up to join the fight against breast cancer!  Keep in mind that these walks are on different dates and possibly different lengths than the one in Worcester, so make sure you look into the details for the walk closest to you!

It’s easy to give back and have fun all at the same time this month, whether you’re working up a sweat at a charity walk, enjoying a concert, or having a fun day with your furry friend, there’s something going on this month for everyone to enjoy!

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Top Radio Stations For Your Morning Commute

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If you have to drive to work on a major road in Massachusetts, you’re more than likely going to get stuck in some traffic and wind up in the car for a little longer than you’d like.  The good news?  At least you can listen to some great morning shows and music on the radio!  We’ve got you covered when it comes to sports, entertainment, and great music on your ride in to work.

For the Sports Fan: If you want up to the minute coverage of Boston sports teams, tune into the Dennis and Callahan morning show on WEEI 93.7  FM from 6 AM – 10 AM.  They cover the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and much more.  This morning show has held the #1 spot among men ages 25-54 since the winter of 2006 and often hosts special guests from ESPN, managers of teams, and even Jerry Remy.  Another great station for sports fans is 98.5 The Sports Hub.  They are the flagship station of the Bruins, Patriots, and New England Revolution and on your ride into work you can get the latest updates from Toucher and Rich who are also on air from 6 AM – 10 AM.

For the Entertainment Junkie – If you want the latest updates on celebs and the goings on in Hollywood, listen to Matty in the Morning on Kiss 108 FM weekdays from 6 AM – 10 AM, Boston’s #1 hit music station.  Not only do you get your typical news, traffic updates, weather alerts, etc, you also get the latest in entertainment gossip and they often have celebrities on to discuss their latest shows or music.

For the Hip Hop Lover – If you enjoy hip hop music, Jam’n 94.5 is Boston’s #1 station for hip hop and hit music.  The morning show with Ramiro is always entertaining and gives you the latest updates from everything to local news to updated news on the entertainment industry.  Another great thing about his show is the Jam Scam segment where friends and family members can request him to prank call their loved ones and trust us, the reactions are always hilarious and will make your morning commute that much more bearable.  A new station is also breaking onto this scene,  Hot 96.9 – The Rhythm of Boston which not only plays today’s hits but also throwbacks from the 80’s and 90’s.  Baltazar and Pebbles run a hilarious morning show weekdays from 6 AM – 10 AM and have fun questions for callers, a prank calling segment, and give away tickets all the time.

If You’re Looking For Easy ListeningMagic 106.7 is Boston’s station for soft rock and is perfect whether you’re dropping the kids off before work or even while you’re in the office.  Candy O’Terry recently took over the morning show for Mike Addams and will be on the air weekdays from 5:30 AM – 10 AM.  They play oldies from the 80’s, 90’s, and today’s hits so there’s something for everyone.

For Country Fans Country 102.5 is Boston’s top station for a variety of country music from artists such as Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.  Tune in and listen to JW and Lori on weekday mornings and don’t miss their Brain Strain trivia question each weekday morning at 7:10, the winner will receive a fabulous prize!

Did we miss anything?  Do you have a favorite station to listen to during your commute?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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Best Boston Radio Stations For Your Commute

Anyone that has a long commute or sits in the car for long periods of time knows how important a good radio station is. Luckily Boston has great radio stations for every type of listener. Radio stations are great for a variety of different music genres but also provide listeners with up to date news, traffic conditions, and weather updates.  Listening to the radio and getting information there is much easier and not to mention much safer while driving!

Top 40 – Kiss 108 is definitely one of Boston’s most popular and well known radio stations.  Featuring top 40 hits and an “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” segment weekdays from 10AM-2PM, they have gained a lot of notoriety and popularity, especially amongst young adults.  Kiss also does a lot of interviews with local celebrities as well as A list celebs from Hollywood.  DJ’s often discuss pop culture topics and cover the news, weather and traffic conditions.

Country – Artists such as Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, and Rascal Flatts have been successful in integrating country music into the mainstream.  They have popularized the genre and drawn a younger crowd of fans.  If you’re a fan of country music or these artists, definitely check out Country 102.5.  They play all of the newest releases but also focus on older classic songs as well.

Soft Rock –  Magic 106.7 is a great station if you want music that is work appropriate but still popular.  They mainly play classic rock and some top 40 hits but have a playlist that is a hit with both adults and children.  Their “Morning Magic” segment is especially popular with commuters as the focus is on playing more music rather than commercial breaks.  They also have giveaways, discuss the news, weather, and traffic which allow you to better plan your day but pride themselves on playing the most music in the mornings.

Rock – WAAF, One of Boston’s most popular rock stations has one of the biggest personalities too.  With hosts that have names like Hill-Man and Mistress Carrie, things are sure to be interesting.  They have a great segment every weekday at noon called “Lunch Hour Hook Up” which takes requests but there’s a catch, the last letter of the last song must be the first letter of the next song.  This will definitely keep you on your toes!  Every weekday at 5PM Mistress Carrie hosts the “20 Song Music Marathon” which plays 20 songs in a row without any commercials, great if you’re stuck in traffic during rush hour!

Hip Hop – There’s no contest in Massachusetts when it comes to hip hop stations.  Jam’n 94.5 reigns supreme in this category and for good reason.  Their DJ’s are hilarious and constantly interact with fans.  At different times each morning they have a “Jam Scam” segment in which a DJ plays an elaborate prank over the phone to an unsuspecting target who is set up by friends and family members.  They also cover basic news, weather, traffic info, etc. for commuters and on the weekends have a “Top 30 Countdown” of the hottest Hip Hop songs on the radio.

Oldies – Who doesn’t love an oldies classic?  From the Beatles, to Aerosmith, to Donna Summer, and Eddie Money, Oldies 103.3 is Boston’s hit station for music of the 60’s 70’s and they have recently started featuring 80’s music!  They also love giveaways and 8 times a day listeners are given the chance to call in and win $1000!  Definitely worth a listen if you ask me.

Sports – We all know sports are huge in Massachusetts, which is why we had to include some info on WEEI, Boston Sports News Radio.  They have up to the second sports coverage and literally talk about sports all day and night. Fans can call in to comment and give their opinion on coaching decisions, trades, wins/losses, and strategies.

Whatever your musical taste is, this list has got you covered and with all of these stations, there are plenty of different listening options during commercial breaks!

 

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