“The Grooveyard” is taking the week off for Thanksgiving. In the meantime, host Alan Seltzer will again participate in Hungerthon, an annual New York radio event raising funds and awareness to fight hunger issues in America. With help from supporters, Hungerthon 2014 will help more families secure healthy affordable food and invest in more long-term sustainable solutions to end hunger than ever before. You can help by purchasing a t-shirt or other gift item, or by participating in one of the many auctions closing beginning on Tuesday. Hungerthon will be live on several New York radio stations. with a complete list on the event’s home page.
Hungerthon benefits WhyHunger, a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Among their many programs, a National Hunger Hotline (866-3-HUNGRY) refers people in need throughout the country to food pantries, soup kitchens, government programs and model grassroots organizations to help meet their needs. This video offers full details on the organization’s work.
Also this week, voting continues in the final round of the third annual Grooveyard Greats survey. The listener poll, now expanded and called the “Grooveyard Great 88”, includes three final round surveys, for songs from 1957 and earlier, 1958-1960 and 1961-1963. Vote daily for your 10 favorites from each of the three time periods. We’ll count down the results during a five-hour edition of “The Grooveyard” at a special day and time–Friday, December 26 at 7 PM. (We’re taking Christmas night off.) You can also check out first round results here. Final round updates will be available by followeing us on on Twitter.