Mercyhurst eyes winner's circle again

Mercyhurst College, winner of last year’s WQLN Collegiate Challenge, will vie again this year on Tuesday, Oct. 27, when the public radio station at 91.3 FM broadcasts live from the Great Room of the Carolyn Herrmann Student Union from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Last year Mercyhurst raised $11,927 to win the “most improved” trophy in the competition, which engages local college and university communities and alumni to raise the most funds in support of public broadcasting. Besides Mercyhurst, the competitors include Gannon, Penn State Behrend, Edinboro, Allegheny and, new this year, LECOM. 

Pledges are already being accepted online at and via the pledge line at 866-5454.

You can advance Mercyhurst by pledging now, or wait to show your support on Mercyhurst’s pledge day, when faculty and administrators will man the air waves and students will staff the phone lines in the union.

Following is the schedule for Mercyhurst’s day: 

6-7 a.m. – Bruce Parkhurst
7-7:30 a.m. – Rob Hoff
7:30-8 a.m. – Mercyhurst President Dr. Thomas J. Gamble
8-9 a.m. – Jill Slomski
9-10 a.m. – Albert Glinsky
10-11 a.m. – Darcey Kemp
11-noon – Dave Hyland
Noon to 1 p.m. – Student Devon Swanson.

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