WHJE promotes second annual Rileython on Feb. 27, will attend IASB


The second annual Rileython will occur on Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. There are several ways to donate to this cause, including dining at one of the restaurants listed above. Jessica “Jess” Cooper, WHJE events manager and senior, said, “Our fundraising goal right now is $3,000; I’m hoping to top that. We’re close to beating our total from last year. We are at $2,100 right now so I’m hoping to beat our goal of $3,000, fingers crossed.”

Tsion Daniel

As Rileython is approaching, WHJE staff members are promoting the event. Rileython, which is an event to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital, will start Feb. 27 at 8 a.m.

Jessica “Jess” Cooper, WHJE events manager and senior, organized this event last year. Cooper said there are several ways promotion for Rileython is occurring.

WHJE radio adviser Dominic James said there are several ways promotion is occurring.

“All the promotions are going out on the radio stations and social media. Students have been connecting with local businesses to get sponsorship from a number of places. (Some are) Hot Box Pizza and Puccini’s (Pizza & Pasta-West Clay).”

Cooper said she agreed and said there are several ways people can participate to help WHJE reach their fundraising goal of $3,000.

“To participate, we have three givebacks which are local restaurants that have teamed up with us to donate to our cause, and if you dine there, we get a donation. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Pucinni’s (Pizza & Pasta-West Clay is doing a giveback, and on Feb. 27, we have both HotBox Pizza and Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill. If you show the flyer which we have on our social media (@whje_radio), we get a portion of the cost of your meal,” Cooper said. “We’ll be live streaming Rileython on Feb. 27 as well (which can be accessed through the Listen Live button on whje.com). It’s going to be super fun and (people) can also donate at WHJE.com.”

James said he agreed and also said WHJE will be competing in the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB), which is a state competition.

“We have to finalize our interest for that in the next ten days. Last year we won the state competition which is fantastic and (if) we can just get a fraction of that, that’s successful.”