39th Annual Pledge Drive


16-Hour Live Broadcast 8 a.m. to Midnight

The Bloomfield Hills School District’s radio station WBFH, also known as The Biff, broadcasted its 39th Annual Biffstock Pledge Drive at 8 a.m. March 20th and continued with live programming until 11 p.m.  WBFH students collected money and pledges from listeners in the community to help underwrite radio station enhancement expenses.

“Our radioathon is a fun event for the radio students and it gives listeners a chance to support community radio with their donations” said WBFH Biffstock Chair Jaron Kirshenbaum.   All 19 WBFH staff students were on the air for one-hour shifts for a total of 16 hours of live programming. Then from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Motor City Static aired for a special one hour air shift. From 9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., sophomores as a group took to the air, as is tradition for Biffstock every year. The juniors followed suit from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and finally the seniors wrapped it up from 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The shift schedule and other pledge drive information can be found on the station website:  www.wbfh.fm.  Listeners can also follow the station on Twitter @TheBiff881.

The Biffalo made guest appearances throughout the lunches, taking photos, selfies, hugs and high fives throughout.

Alumn Matt Friedman was also on the Biff with his daughter, Jenna Friedman, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., who didn’t DJ a show for twenty five years until that night.

The Biff Staffers were also involved in a friendly game of Biff Basketball from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. continuing the tradition of playing every year. Sirius won the game 41-34 against the XMs.

Listeners are also encouraged to join The Biff Fan Group on Facebook.  Search “WBFH 88.1 FM, The Biff” and click “Like”.

WBFH, which can be heard at 88.1 and 89.5 on the FM dial or online at wbfh.fm, is one of only a few high schools in the state with an FM radio station.  The station is supervised by the WBFH management team of Station Manager/Electronic Media Teacher Pete Bowers and Assistant Manager/Technical Director Ron Wittebols.

WBFH students have been honored recently with both national and state recognition.   Thirteen Biff students won 14 state broadcasting awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) at their annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference held March 11 at the Lansing Center.  WBFH was named the 2015 High School Station of the Year for the ninth time in 13 years.  WBFH also won 1st Place, Best High School Station in a national competition at the 11th Annual John Drury High School Radio Awards ceremony held May 3, 2014 at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

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