WMTS to host benefit
The university’s student-run radio station, 88.3-WMTS, will host their spring benefit April 21 at Gilligan’s.
“We have local bands play the benefit and it really brings more of a local spotlight on the programming within the station,” said Sarah Raulerson, WMTS promotions director. “We have events leading up to the benefit and many interviews with the bands playing it as well.”
Raulerson was responsible for getting the bands, venue and donors involved for the benefit. Proceeds from the event will go toward the station to help pay for equipment and fees, among various other station expenses.
The event begins at 8 p.m., and is an 18-and-up show that will feature seven local bands on two stages.
“I believe WMTS has put on this benefit ever since at least 2002,” Raulerson said.
Bands performing include: Call It Dope! Langoliers, TN Scum, Warmachine, Tetsuo, The Screemin’ Boweevils, and Laser Flames on the Great Big News.
WMTS had originally planned the event to be held at Bluesboro, and the team had to work quickly after learning the venue would be closing a month before the benefit.
The event’s emcee is WMTS DJ The Time Master who will help give away prizes donated by local businesses.
Cover is $5 and Gilligan’s is located at 527 W. Main St.
For more information or general interest in the station visit www.wmts.org.