KBCO-FM raises money through album release
KBCO-FM made a record donation to the Boulder County AIDS Project on Monday.
According to program director, Scott Arbough, KBCO raised $90,000 for BCAP through a “Studio C” album release.
Hannah Kirby, a senior integrative physiology major, said the donation was fantastic.
“It is very generous of all who participated. We should all give back to the community somehow,” Kirby said. “The CD sounds good.”
CU students and avid music fans stood out in the cold to buy copies of the release to show loyalty and dedication to their local rock station and the charity. In addition to students standing in line, interns from CU were working for the event as well.
“This is what radio is really about – being part of a community; supporting the community.” Arbough said.
KBCO is a rock station that broadcasts from Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. For the past 18 years KBCO has been the number one corporate sponsor for BCAP.
BCAP focuses on supporting those who are already infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus and educating the community to hinder the transmission of the fatal disease. The donation will be used to support the organization’s outreach and prevention programs within the community.
Christopher Smith, executive director of BCAP said that KBCO and “Studio C” continue to have a huge impact on BCAP’s work.
“KBCO helps BCAP work ahead of the disease,” Smith said.
In addition to donating money to BCAP, the station also has supported the Denver Rescue Mission, KBCO Education Fund, Emergency Family Assistance Association and Katrina Relief. KBCO is currently preparing for its next philanthropy, which is the Kinetics festival featuring concerts and an annual sculpture challenge this spring.
Students interested in contributing to the station should contact KBCO for more details. The station also offers credit-only internships.
For more information on KBCO visit their Web site at http://www.kbco.com. To learn more about the BCAP visit http://www.bcap.org.