41st Annual Radio Station Pledge Drive Aired April 26th

WBFH, also known as The Biff, began broadcasting its 41st Annual Biffstock pledge drive at 8 a.m. April 26th, and continued until 9 p.m.  Biff radio students were collecting money and pledges from listeners in the community to help underwrite radio station enhancement expenses.

“The Pledge Drive is a fun event for the radio students and it gives listeners a chance to support community radio with their donations” said Pledge Drive Co-Chairs Kaylie Brooks and LaRhonda Richardson.   All 18 Biff students from Bloomfield Hills High School were scheduled for a one-hour shifts during the total of 13 hours of live programming that day. Listeners can follow the station on Twitter (@TheBiff881), on Facebook (WBFH 88.1, The Biff) and on Instagram (thebiff881).

Those who donate receive donor announcements aired on the station and their names listed on the station website. Listeners who would like to be an underwriter can do so by calling (248) 341-WBFH or clicking on the Donate Now link on the station’s website.

The pledge drive will air on the same day as the 6th Annual National High School Radio Day which is a nationwide celebration of high school radio station in the United States. More information about High School Radio Day can be found at highschoolradioday.com.

The Biff can be heard at 88.1 on the FM dial, online at wbfh.fm and on the free Biff Radio app. The community radio station is supervised by the WBFH management team of General Manager Pete Bowers and Assistant Manager/Technical Director Ron Wittebols.

WBFH has been honored with both national and state recognition numerous times in its 40 years of broadcasting.  The Biff has won 1st Place, Best High School Radio Station in a national competition six times and has been named the Michigan High School Radio Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters ten times.

         

6th Annual High School Radio Day was April 26th

A nationwide celebration of high school radio happened April 26th as the 6th Annual High School Radio Day went viral. The Biff is the flagship station for the event since WBFH General Manager Pete Bowers was the founder of High School Radio Day. Details for the event can be found at www.highschoolradioday.com.

           

Biff Students Participate in MHSAA School Broadcast Program

Senior LaRhonda Richardson and Junior Imanni Wright were two of the student broadcasters in the state selected to participate in the MHSAA School Broadcast Program. They attended a special seminar at the Breslin Center in East Lansing March 24th and were able to call the state semifinal boys basketball game between Clarkston and West Bloomfield. Wright was interviewed for the State Champs show by host Kiara. Then they toured the broadcast/video facilities (SpartanVision) in the Breslin Arena and the Fox Sports Detroit production studios. General Manager Pete Bowers also attended the seminar and tour as well as engineering the broadcast of the game. Link to video:

http://www.statechampsnetwork.com/state-champs-videos-shows/?id=5381218495001&contentID=0F107CD4-5056-8946-89A01239B02E6B12