Irish rockers U2 get the marathon treatment on Thursday, June 12, 2003, with “U2003.” Cleveland college radio station WBWC announces the U2003 U2 Marathon.
WBWC 88.3 FM “The Sting”, the radio voice of Baldwin-Wallace College, announces its long running summer marathon series.
May 12, 2003
Longtime college DJs and U2 fans Todd Richards and Mary Cipriani will be the co-hosts for this special broadcast day beginning at 7:00 a.m. on June 12, 2003, and running continuously through 1:00 a.m. June 13. Todd is an alumni of Baldwin-Wallace’s WBWC, and Mary is an alumni of John Carroll University’s WJCU 88.7FM. This is the fourth year in a row that Todd and Mary have teamed up for summer marathon hosting duties.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, opened a U2 exhibition titled “In The Name Of Love: Two Decades of U2” in February 2003. Several rarities from Todd and Mary’s personal collections are on loan to the Rock Hall for the U2 exhibition.
In support of the U2 exhibition, a U2 fan appreciation event will be held at the Rock Hall on Saturday, June 14. WBWC’s U2003 Marathon will kickoff the fan weekend with portions of the broadcast day on Thursday, June 12 taking place live from the Alan Freed Radio Studio on-site at the Rock Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Alan Freed Radio Studio is on the fifth floor of the Rock Hall directly across from the U2 exhibition.
Fans can participate by emailing their requests in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org (include topic “U2 Marathon”) and specifying the hour (Eastern Standard Time) in which they’d like to hear the song. The campus station has an extensive collection of U2 recordings available, and will feature the entire musical history of the band including rarities, B-sides, imports, and remixes. On the day of the marathon, listeners may also call in on the studio request line at 440-826-2187 and/or send requests to email@example.com.
Fans outside of the Greater Cleveland area can listen in via streaming audio at www.wbwc.com/ram/wbwc.ram.
All WBWC.Com audio requires RealPlayer 8 or RealOne to listen, which can be downloaded at www.real.com/player/.
WBWC is a noncommercial, educational, FM radio station licensed to Baldwin-Wallace College under the authority of the Federal Communications Commission. Celebrating its 45th year, WBWC signed on as the first totally student funded and operated radio station in the United States in 1958. WBWC began its popular summer marathon series 23 years ago, featuring one artist’s music all day every Thursday throughout the summer. Other marathons planned for this summer include The Police, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Steely Dan, The Beatles, Simple Minds, and Depeche Mode.