By David F. Rooney
It’s always a treat to work with EZ Rock Host Steve Smith, especially when it’s a worthy cause like the Radiothon that is raising money to help Queen Victoria Hospital purchase some badly needed items.
Smith’s a real softies for a cause, a big-hearted guy who loves to promote community events and community involvement, so watching him today talk with people on the phone and in his studio was a great deal of fun.
It was especially great watching him talk with three Mount Begbie Elementary students who dragged in a bucket filled with change they had been saving up for this event. Lauren Channell, Anna Kampman and Averie Mcdonald thought maybe they had only $20 in pennies, dimes, nickles and quarters, but EZ Rock General Manager Ron Langridge guessed it might be closer to $50. The kids were accompanied by Mount Begbie Principal Rob Wilson and were quite eloquent in their plea that other people step forward to help out the radiothon. It must have worked. By 11 am today it had raised over $4,000. This year the station hopes to raise enough to purchase a cast cutter, hand-held Dopplers, an infusion system and other items.