According to www.dictionary.com, the definition of a partnership is as follows: the state or condition of being a partner: participation; association; and joint interest. And so it is with Heartland Bank and the alternative station, CD102.5. Both organizations participate in each others’ events, they promote their association with each other by following the Listen Local/Bank Local theme and both organizations have a joint interest in philanthropy and community service. Did you know that over the last 20 years that CD102.5 has donated nearly $1,000,000 to children’s charities in central Ohio through their CD102.5 for the Kids 501(c) (3) organization? Or that Heartland Bank is hosting their 16th annual Heartland Bank Charity Golf Classic this fall and since 1996 has donated $294,000 themselves to many of the same children’s charities? Yep, it’s a good partnership!
CD102.5 had humble beginnings. In 1990, the station was called CD101 and the staff set out to build a great progressive radio station in Columbus. Twenty-three years later, through a lot of hard work, creativity and more than a few ups and downs, the station has thrived. Not only do they rate near the top of the Columbus market but they’re also the only commercial independently owned alternative station in the top 100 markets in the country. CD102.5 is proud to support local music, bring in bands that wouldn't normally stop in Columbus and put on low-cost concerts to make live music accessible to everyone.
Please join us on Saturday, August 24, at CD102.5’s annual Summerfest concert that brings to Columbus the following acts: Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Smith Westerns, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Cayucas, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Nina West and Friends, PLUS comedians, DJs, food trucks and more! The event will be held in the LC Pavilion’s festival setting (in the parking area behind their building). Tickets are on sale now at the LC/Newport box office or through Ticketmaster. Visit their website at http://cd1025.com/summerfest for more information.
The CD102.5 for the Kids charity was formed in 1993 and designed as an avenue for WWCD to be able to better utilize the power of the airways to support local charities that are committed to helping children and families in need throughout central Ohio. Since 1992, a 48 hour DJ marathon (called the Andyman-a-thon after the late Andy Davis, a popular 102.5 DJ) has supported the station’s “For the Kids” charity. DJs encourage listeners to call the on-air studio to request songs to be played for a donation. In addition to those donations, an eBay auction offers merchandise for sale that’s been donated from the station’s advertisers and record companies. Every year, CD102.5 for the Kids raises thousands of dollars for various beneficiaries, including but not limited to: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Homeless Families Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House and the Childhood League of Columbus.
Listen in to 102.5 each week and you’ll hear why Heartland Bank Chairman, President and CEO Scott McComb thinks that banking is sexy. You’ll see Heartland Bankers rocking out at Summerfest in their Listen Local/Bank Local grey t-shirts. And, if you’d like to see some great golf, stop out at Jefferson Country Club on Monday, September 9, where 30 teams of local golfers will all tee up for five great local charities, including CD102.5 for the Kids! Randy Malloy, President and General Manager of CD102.5, decided to entrust the financial future of his radio station to Scott McComb and the team at Heartland Bank. He’s never been sorry. “Heartland has a small bank feel but a large bank capacity. They are locally owned and operated, just like us!”