April 26, 2019—It is not often that someone gets to perform live on-air and yet students experienced that today.
The vocal class from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute was on 99.3 County FM and sang three songs: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper; “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen; and “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.”
The performance was part of the station’s annual radiothon as it celebrates five years on the airwaves. The students were invited to join 34 other acts that will be performing live during the 4-day event.
Teacher Andrew Cranshaw jumped at the chance for his Grade 10-12 students to be involved.
Student Cori Goodman, in Grade 11, said, “I’m so thankful to 99.3 County FM for inviting us to do this. They not only gave us the chance to come in and let us perform, but they cheered and encouraged us, as well. I’ve been on the radio as a solo performer before, but they put that extra effort in to ensure we had the space for 10 singers and our pianist/teacher Mr. Cranshaw. There’s nothing more important than music and the people here at 99.3 have supported us in every way.”
The station also supports the school by airing PECI Panthercast every Monday from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Listeners donated $300 during the students’ performance and requested that the funds specifically support school initiatives.
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Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 62354, [email protected]