KPLR Raises Money for Local Charity

Saturday, December 5, 2009

On a sunny December afternoon, Christmas carols could be heard drifting about the Point Loma campus as students busily prepared for final exams.

KPLR, the student-managed campus radio station, helped students get into the holiday spirit by broadcasting 16 hours of Christmas music as part of its annual fundraiser, Seaside Christmas.

Seaside Christmas kicked off at 8:00 am, involving a full day of song requests, contests, prizes, and most notably, fundraising for the San Diego Rescue Mission.

This year, the Point Loma faculty, staff and students raised over $300 for the mission, which helps men, women and children get back on their feet through valuable programs, all while sharing God’s love.

“The day was a success,” said KPLR station manager, Jason Carter, a senior broadcast journalism major. “It was great seeing the large amount of participation on campus.”

KPLR broadcast from both its booth in Nicholson Commons and a remote board on Caf Lane. Students visited the remote location throughout the day, dropping off donations and participating in the contests.

“We had some pretty large crowds gathered for every contest and event,” said Carter. “It was a great opportunity to showcase KPLR and raise money for a good cause.”

Students participated in contests such as “drinking a carton of eggnog the fastest” and “finishing a candy cane the fastest,” for a chance to win prizes donated by local sponsors, including Baja Fresh, Miguel’s, Pat and Oscar’s, Papa John’s Pizza and Starbucks.