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November 2016

Philadelphia

Sixers Add Concerts to their Halftime Show

BELL BIV DEVOE, THE SUGARHILL GANG, NINA SKY AND BIZ MARKIE PERFORM IN SIXERS HALFTIME
The Philadelphia 76ers have announced the concert lineup in their four-part Sixers Halftime Concert Series, presented by Coors Light. The award–winning performer roster includes Bell Biv DeVoe, The Sugarhill Gang, Nina Sky and Biz Markie. Sixers fans with tickets to any of the four Friday night home games in the Sixers Halftime Concert Series presented by Coors Light will enjoy Billboard topping hits including “Poison,” “Rapper’s Delight,” “Move Ya Body” and “Just A Friend.”
Three-time American Music Award Winners and four-time Platinum recording artists Bell Biv DeVoe will perform their Billboard hit “Poison” during halftime of the Orlando Magic game on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The Sugarhill Gang will perform their top hits “Rapper’s Delight” and “Apache” during halftime of the Sixers home game on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. vs. the Portland Trailblazers.  “Rapper’s Delight” was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nina Sky will perform their hit “Move Ya Body,” which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004, during halftime of the Sixers Hispanic Heritage Night on Friday, March 3, 2017 vs. the New York Knicks at 7:00 p.m.
Biz Markie will perform his popular hit “Just A Friend” during halftime of the Dallas Mavericks game on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  In 2008, “Just A Friend” made No. 100 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time.
“We are thrilled to tip-off the Sixers Halftime Concert Series with a partner like Coors Light who appreciates the value of providing exceptional entertainment opportunities for fans and continues to activate in compelling ways that create once-in-a-lifetime memories,” said Chad Biggs, Philadelphia 76ers SVP of Corporate Development and Activation. “We look forward to four performers that will energize the Sixers fans in attendance that night.”
“Coors Light is proud to partner with the Philadelphia 76ers on an exciting season as well as their energetic Halftime Concert Series! At Coors Brewing Company, we like to say our mountain is brewing the most refreshing beer.  So we say cheers to the Sixers and their refreshing halftime entertainment,” said Melissa Riggs, Field Marketing Manager, MillerCoors.
During the 2015-16 season, Coors Light presented the Sixers Halftime Concert game featuring a performance by Montell Jordan. The Sixers Dancers, Dunk Team and mascot Franklin will perform alongside all artists in the Sixers Halftime Concert Series presented by Coors Light. In recent seasons the Sixers Entertainment team has performed with Jordin Sparks, Montell Jordan, Naughty by Nature, Tag Team, Cupid and more.  This past summer Sixers Dancers trained with “Les Twins,” identical brothers, models and dancers Laurent and Larry Bourgeois who have performed and choreographed for Beyonce, Meghan Trainor, Missy Elliot and more.
Tickets are on-sale now for the first game in the Sixers Halftime Concert Series presented by Coors Light on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. against the Orlando Magic and all other halftime concert games.  Fans may purchase tickets at the arena Box Office, by calling 215-339-7676 or at SIXERS.COM, the team’s official new ticketing platform on StubHub which provides fans the tools to search, purchase and exchange Sixers tickets all in a single destination.
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95.7 BEN-FM ADOPT A FAMILY RADITOHON BRINGS HOLIDAY HOPE & HAPPINESS TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES

95.7 BEN-FM ADOPT A FAMILY RADITOHON BRINGS HOLIDAY HOPE & HAPPINESS TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES 

 

Bala Cynwyd, PA — November 29, 2016 —  95.7 BEN-FM is pleased to announce the return of their annual ‘Adopt A Family Radiothon’.  The BEN-FM airstaff will be joined by celebrity guests as they broadcast live from a festive, holiday tent in front of The Comcast Center (17th and JFK Blvd) on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 6am to 6pm.
Throughout the broadcast, they’ll be encouraging listeners and passersby to make a donation to assist Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s ‘Adopt a Family Program.’ The ‘Adopt a Family Program’ purchases gifts and holiday meals for hundreds of less fortunate families in their shelters and in the surrounding community.  Last year’s Radiothon assisted hundreds of needy families by raising over $60,000. The station is anticipating raising even more money for Volunteers of America this year.
HOW TO DONATE

Listeners can make a donation in a variety of ways:

  1. Make a secure online donation any time from now through December 8 at 6pm at 957benfm.com via the ‘Adopt A Family Radiothon’ page.
  2. Donate via BEN-FM’s toll free phone line, 866-957-0957, on 12/8 between 6am and 6pm.
  3. Make a cash or credit card donation at the live broadcast site on 12/8 between 6am and 6pm.

When making a donation, you can do a ‘Direct Adoption’ where you choose a family from Volunteers of America’s list of families in need or you can make a ‘Cash Donation’.  Your cash donation will be combined with others making your gift go further.
All listeners that make an online, on-site or phone donation will be registered to a trip for four to LEGOLAND Beach Retreat.  The trip includes tickets to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and air transportation courtesy of VisitFlorida.com.

 

95.7 WBEN-FM is owned and operated by Beasley Media Group, Inc.
About Beasley Media Group:

Beasley Media Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 69 stations (50 FM and       19 AM) in 16 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 20.1 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email.  For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.

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The Philadelphia Fund Alliance Inaugural Gala

The Philadelphia Fund Alliance (PFA) hosted more than 200 asset-management industry professionals at its Inaugural Gala  at The Logan Philadelphia, which raised more than $40,000 for the heroic health professionals at The Children’s Hospital of  Philadelphia (CHOP). Ronan Ryan, one of the founding members of IEX, the Investor’s Exchange, who worked to restore  trust in the stock market after the high-frequency trading controversy, as chronicled in Michael Lewis’ latest best-seller,  Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, delivered the keynote address.

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Tony Godonis (Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.) Ronan Ryan (IEX) and Stuart George (Delaware Investment)

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Antoinette Robbins (Delaware Investments) and Greg DiMeglio (Stradley Ronon)

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Philadelphia Fund Alliance Inaugural Gala cocktail reception and silent auction

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Settlement Music School’s Gabriel Braverman String Quartet

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Marie Lostocco, Sabrina Hincapie, Val Azu and Kseniya Suslava (Tait Weller)

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Anna Cavalieri, Nate Bomberger & Erik Ringoen (Deloitte LLP) along with Cindy Lewis (Aberdeen)

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Philadelphia-themed sports memorabilia for silent auction benefiting CHOP

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Photo courtesy of www.vtiphoto.com

Philadelphia Fund Alliance Steering Committee Members Stephen Sypherd (FS Investment Corporation), Jennifer Nichols
(Aberdeen) and Bruce Leto (Stradley Ronon) present Peter Grollman from CHOP with $40,000 donation.