Press Release Theatre, Act 1

From time to time, we will directly put up press releases from area broadcasters, shows or other media related entities… mostly of items we don’t intend to “cover” in any depth.

Many of these will be put up in a group of more than one, like we’re doing with this entry. Some of these are a few days old, since we just started this feature.

We reserve the right to not post releases sent to us, especially if they don’t meet the criteria we’re looking for. We also reserve the right to put releases in our regular run of items in main blog entries. We do have “corners” with friends in them to visit, after all.

In the future, some releases will be put up separately in a “Press Release Little Theatre”, if you will. Our goal is to get the information up without a lot of heavy lifting on our part…increasing the value of this blog while we still deal with Life Intervening(tm).

Now, round 1:


(From CBS Radio hot AC WQAL/104.1 “Q104”)

CLEVELAND, OH (May 14, 2011) Q104’s Fee’s Kompany Pledge for Pets Radiothon, held over the past two days , raised $120,936 for the Cleveland Animal Protective League, an organization which helps end animal suffering by rescuing abused and homeless pets and finding loving homes for them.

Q104’s morning team of Katherine Boyd and Allan Fee, who can be heard weekdays from 5-10am on-air 104.1 FM, streaming online at and through the app on mobile devices, hosted the radiothon Friday from 6a-6p and Saturday from 10-4pm. During the 18 hours the pair broadcasted, they not only took phone pledges, but brought about awareness for the cause and helped many animals get adopted throughout the two day radiothon.

“Thank you Cleveland for caring about Animals,” states Q104 program director Dave Popovich. “We have the best and most caring listeners around!”

In addition, Q104 recruited over 200 “Cash Captains” and “Q Cash Kids” who were out in the community over the past two months collecting spare change and donations to help the cause.


(From Time Warner Cable, Northeast Ohio)

Akron, OH (MAY 11, 2012) – Ten local students will be featured May 14 – June 25 on Time Warner Cable as part of the Coolest Creations contest on Local On Demand channel 411. The winning student will receive a $500 scholarship.

To vote with your remote, Digital Cable customers can tune into channel 411, select the Coolest Creations category and then watch the clip of the inventor you wish to support. Each view counts as a vote. The contest runs May 14 – June 25. The winner will be announced June 29.

The Coolest Creations contest is part of Time Warner Cable’s philanthropic initiative Connect a Million Minds, which promotes education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math and recognizes the creative efforts of students who show innovation, creativity, problem solving and perseverance.

The 10 finalists were selected from the Just Think, Inc. Invention Convention held on April 28 at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.

2012 Coolest Creations Finalists:
(student name, school, invention)

Maura Ingraham, Menlo Park Academy, The Fashion Jump
Cora Gill, Copopa Columbia Station, MagniSweep Accessory 5000
Sarah Bennett, Maple Elementary (Chardon), Miracle Sprout
Shawn Zavodney, Nolley Elementary (Akron), The Cap-It
Madison Gauder, Nolley Elementary (Akron), Light-Up Slippers
Lauren Hailey, Boulevard Elementary (Cleveland Hts.), Closet Board Game Organizer
Alex Hauptman, Kirtland Elementary School, E-Z Rise
Lilly Kelemen, Kirtland Elementary, Where’s the Bulb?
Maggie Keller, Cuyahoga Hts. Elementary, Space Saving Seat
Yuke Zheng, Beachwood Middle School, The Room Method


(From Time Warner Cable, Northeast Ohio)

Akron, Ohio (May 10, 2012) – This month, Time Warner Cable is bringing Digital TV customers comic book heroes from the big screen On Demand. From The Incredible Hulk to X-Men and Fantastic Four, the must-see, action-packed movies are only a click away. Enjoy heroes better and watch your favorite super heroes save the world again and again. In addition, get exclusive extras for Marvel’s The Avengers on Time Warner Cable’s Facebook page ( and on Movies On Demand. The Comic Book Heroes movie collection On Demand is available now through June 4 and includes the following films plus exclusive extras:

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
X-Men (2000)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Blade (1998)
Blade 2 (2002)

Exclusive interviews from The Avengers:
Joss Whedon — Director
Scarlett Johansson & Mark Ruffalo
Chris Hemsworth & Chris Evans
Samuel Jackson
Cobie Smulders & Clark Gregg
Tom Hiddleston

These films are available in SD and HD. Customers can watch them by tuning to the Movies On Demand channel 500 and selecting the “Comic Book Heroes” option.


2 Responses to Press Release Theatre, Act 1

  1. Don’t forget, WJER-AM Dover is undergoing a major upgrade tonight to a “digital transmitter”!.

    Check out the details at http://WWW.WJER.COM

    • They really ought to be putting an FM antenna (for a translator?) on that thing. Alas, WJER/1450 will still pump out 1kW after tonight, though with presumably more modern transmitting equipment…

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