WCRN 830 AM Radio joins the First Night Worcester family

On-air personality Hank Stoltz to be the official “Voice of First Night”

Contact Information:
Howard McGinn, Executive Director (508) 799-4909 or howard@firstnightworcester.org.

WORCESTER, MA – [December 8, 2016] – With the holidays fast approaching, First Night Worcester announces an unprecedented on-air event that will take place during its upcoming New Year’s Eve arts festival.

Hank Stoltz, the host of WCRN 830 AM Morning News, will broadcast live from 6 to 9 PM from First Baptist Church, First Night’s “hub” venue, during First Night ’17. With on-air interviews and artist performances, the show will bring the sounds and excitement of First Night to the listening audience at large. “WCRN is all about supporting the community,” said Hank Stoltz. “First Night has been bringing the community together for the past 35 years. We at WCRN think that’s pretty impressive and we’re glad to be a part of it.”

The upcoming event marks First Night Worcester’s 35th Anniversary celebration. The nonprofit is the oldest First Night in the country and has produced a New Year’s Eve arts festival in downtown Worcester every year since 1981. “We hope everyone comes out to join us in celebrating this very special milestone,” said Howard McGinn, Executive Director of First Night Worcester. “We are also incredibly excited about the opportunity to partner with WCRN and with Hank. This is something completely new for us, and we’re looking forward to sharing the joys of First Night with the folks at home.”

First Night buttons are on sale now and include a choice of styles to select from:

  • Limited Edition 35th Anniversary Button. First Night is offering a limited edition, keepsake version of its button as a special fundraiser. The Anniversary button grants access to all First Night programming and “Free with Button” activities as usual, with the added benefit of entitling the holder to premier seating at all performances at First Baptist Church, First Night’s “hub” venue. The button is on sale for $35 until December 17, with all proceeds benefiting First Night Worcester. Quantities are limited.
  • FNW ’17 Button. First Night’s traditional button is on sale as usual, priced at $10 before Dec. 25, $12 after Dec. 25, $15 at the door, kids 7 and under FREE.

Event information is live on the First Night website. Performance descriptions, button links and the full schedule of events can be found at www.firstnightworcester.org. Apple users can download the FREE First Night Worcester mobile app, available now in the App Store.

First Night Worcester would not be possible without the generosity of our many sponsors. Thank you!

 Presenting Sponsors: PENTA Communications, Inc., Polar Beverages, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

 Platinum Sponsors: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Worcester Magazine

Gold Sponsors: FLEXcon, IMMEDIA, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Price Chopper, UniBank, WCRN 830 AM RADIO, WRTA

Silver Sponsors: baystateparent, CVS, DCU for Kids, EcoTarium, Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Leominster Champion, Millbury Sutton Chronicle, Museum of Russian Icons, Old Sturbridge Village, Saint-Gobain Corporation, Salisbury Mansion, The Grafton News, The Landmark, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Historical Museum

Bronze Sponsors: AAA Southern New England, AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Assumption College, Bay State Savings Bank, City of Worcester, Hilton Garden Inn, Jillian’s Billiard Club, MCPHS University, Rand Whitney Container, LLC, Reliant Medical Group, SG&D Insurance Agencies, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, Webster Five Foundation, Worcester Rotary Club

Supporters: Armenian Cultural Center, Chacharone Properties, Courtyard by Marriott, Epworth United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, First Unitarian Church, MarketKING, Millbury Federal Credit Union, National Grid, Ralph’s Rock Diner, Southbridge Savings Bank, Spencer Bank, The Berry Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Trinity Lutheran Church, Veteran’s Inc., Wegmans Food Market, Inc., Wesley United Methodist Church, Worcester JCC

About First Night Worcester
Founded in 1981, First Night Worcester is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing access to the Arts. Best known for its New Year’s Eve Arts Festival, the non-profit work of First Night Worcester continues throughout the year with educational programs and community outreach initiatives. Taken together, the programs of First Night Worcester create a true spirit of community by providing shared cultural experiences, accessible and affordable to all.

December 9th 2016 by FNW
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