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Catalyst Radio: Jake's Music Fest tomorrow night raises funds for JDRF

A slate of local bands take the stage at Wealthy Theatre Apr. 13 for Jake’s Music Festival – a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Now in its ninth year, the music festival has raised approximately $25,000 for JDRF so far.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Local Band Igby Iris is the headliner for Saturday’s Jake’s Music Fest 2013.

Local Band Igby Iris is the headliner for Saturday’s Jake’s Music Fest 2013. /Paul Jendrasiak

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we go live in the WYCE studio to feature tomorrow night’s Jake’s Music Festival 2013 – a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation taking place at Wealthy Theatre. Producer of the event Tom Scheidel is in the studio to talk about the free event, the cause it supports, and who is Jake.

We also have live in-studio performance by Nick Stevenson of The Nick Stevenson Band which will be on stage for the music fest fundraiser.



Music in this episode of Catalyst Radio features performers taking part in tomorrow night’s Jake’s Music Fest at Wealthy Theatre. Live in the WYCE studio today was Nick Stevenson, unveiling two new as yet unnamed pieces of music. We also feature music from Simien The Whale, with the song “Always Something Easier.”

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