Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

October 26, 2012

Famous musicians to be interviewed by Greensburg High students

Greensburg — A radio-thon featuring several famous artists and bands will be hosted by Greensburg Community High School (GCHS)students Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to GCHS teacher John Pratt.

With the usage of WTRE’s studio, listeners will have the opportunity to bid for a song to be dedicated live by one of many famous country and classic-rock bands.

Twenty bands and musicians will be participating, including Peggy Davison from The Angels (My Boyfriend’s Back), The Guess Who (American Woman, and These Eyes), Grand Funk Railroad (We’re an American Band and Some Kind of Wonderful) and many more. The auction will end 15 minutes before the song is played.

Band members will call in live for an interview conducted by a Greensburg High School student. After the interview, the artist will dedicate their famous song to whomever won the bid on their song. The dedication can be conducted however the bid winner wishes; The song may go to a person, cause, or perhaps because the winner just likes that song, according to Pratt.

The program will be recorded and can be listened to nationally, and internationally through WTRE’s website, 1330wtre.com. According to program coordinator and Greensburg High School teacher, John Pratt, all proceeds will be given to a Haitian orphanage which was befriended after the 2010 earthquake.

Pratt said previous fund-raisers had raised money to help build a water filtration plant, “The children have been living in a tent,” Pratt said. “We’re hoping the money will go to building a home or school.”

The owner of the Haitian orphanage and the children will also be calling the WTRE studio to sing in Haitian Creole.

“We just hope folks will tune in,” said Pratt. “It’s a fun, unique idea. We’re not aware of anything like it.”

The bands and artists participating are the following: Peggy Davison from The Angels (My Boyfriend’s Back); Garry Person, drummer of the Guess Who (American Woman, and These Eyes); Jimmy Olander from Diamond Rio; Mitch from Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (Devil with a Blue Dress, and Jenny Take a Ride); Riders in the Sky (Woddy’s Roundup, and Happy Trails); Doug Gray from the Marshall Tucker Band (Can’t You See, and Heard it in a Love Song); Trout Fishing in America (When I was a Dinosaur, and Cup of Coffee); Grand Funk Railroad (We’re an American Band, and Some Kind of Wonderful); The Buckinghams (Kind of a Drag); Janie Fricke (What’re You Doin' Tonight, and Please Help Me I’m Fallin’); Brian O’Neal from the Busboys (The Boys are back in Town); B.J. Thomas (Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, and Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song); Michael “Supe” Granda from Ozark Mountain Daredevils (Jackie Blue, and If You Wanna Get to Heaven); Jerry Martini, saxophonist of The Family Stone (Everyday People, and Dance to the Music); Howard Bellamy from the Bellamy Brothers; Sandy Yaguda from Jay and the Americans (Come a Little Bit Closer); Florance LaRue, lead singer of The Fifth Dimension (Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In); Iron Butterfly (In-a-Gadda-Da, and Easy Rider); Bob Ferreira from The Four Freshman (Day by Day, and Graduation Day); Billy Idol’s guitarist, Steve Stevens (Mony Mony, and Cradle of Love).

Bids can be sent to John Pratt at jopratt@greensburg.k12.in.us, or call 663-7176 x 1222.

Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004

 

1
Text Only
News
  • Cards RHP Kelly on DL WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Forn

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-ymca flat rock - pic2 Local retreat mostly unknown around Decatur County ST. PAUL -- Out in the northwest corner of Decatur County lies a place that's largely unknown within the county itself. Oddly enough, this hideaway of natural splendor is anything but secret to the rest of the world. From Spain and Hong Kong they com

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws-gb041814-edc job fair - pic2 Employers, jobseekers, meet at Job Fair GREENSBURG -- Twenty-eight prospective employers attended the annual Greensburg-Decatur County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Job Fair Thursday, and plenty of Decatur Countians came out for a look at the work on offer. By 5:15 p.m., in fact,

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Low blood sugar? Grouchy spouses Serious discussions between spouses shouldn't take place on an empty stomach, a study suggests. Husbands and wives reported being most unhappy with their spouses when their blood-sugar levels were lowest, usually at night, according to research relea

    April 18, 2014

  • IUPUC student research to be showcased COLUMBUS -- The Office of Student Research will host its fourth annual student research exhibition from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. The event will showcase findings from 11 funded projects completed at Indiana University-Purdue University Colum

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-Intl night pic- page 1 Homemakers’ International Night features Indonesia GREENSBURG - Two clubs from the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association collaborated to host International Night recently, where the country of Indonesia was the focus of the evening. The Kitchen Kookies and the Twilighters are the two clubs respons

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SR 3 widening with traffic shift NORTH VERNON -- The Indiana Department of Transportation will shift traffic Monday as a second State Road 3 construction project gets underway at North Vernon. The state is widening S.R. 3 from JFK Drive to CR 300 North (at the bypass) to accommodat

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-united fund pic- United Fund considers future community investments GREENSBURG - The Decatur County United Fund plays a significant role in mobilizing the community to develop and maintain resources to meet human needs by supporting programs and services addressing education, income and health in the community. Recen

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb041814-Airport fuel pic- page 1 Airport jet fuel tank gets replacement, upgrade GREENSBURG - The Greensburg Municipal Airport replaced its outdated jet fuel tank with a new, upgraded version Thursday afternoon. The Daily News spoke with Aviation Board Vice President Bill Ernstes to learn more about the new tank and why the airpo

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SB138 could level the playing field for victims GREENSBURG -- For New Directions Domestic Abuse Services Center Executive Director Diane Moore, the recent signing of Senate Bill 138 into law by Governor Mike Pence is something akin to a Godsend. According to the 2014 Indiana General Assembly websi

    April 18, 2014

Featured Ads
SmugMug Photo Galleries


Share your photos with us!

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.