Ice Bucket Challenge cools radio hotheads

The Ice Bucket Challenge for charity is doing the rounds of the radio industry, with presenters challenging each other to take the challenge.

It is all in aid of the ALS foundation.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease which affects the brain and spinal cord, causing motor neurons to degenerate and die which makes it increasingly difficult to move muscles.

After a brief discussion of the mertis of pouring water in a studio with lots electricals around Kyle and Jackie threw health and safety issues to the wind and tipped buckets of ice over themselves, while standing in a plastic pool in the studio.

Kyle reported, “it’s trickling down my bum crack.”

After the chilled pair recovered from the experience they challenged John Laws to do it.

He did.

In Perth, Nova 93.7 Breakfast Announcer Natalie Locke jumped on board the bandwagon after losing a darts competition to her co-hosts Nathan Morris and Shaun McManus.

In Bendigo, 91.9 Star FM breakfast team Al and Ad also completed the ice bucket challenge yesterday after being dobbed in by news reader Erin Ryan.

“We put it to a vote initially and AD was the popular choice to get drenched. However in the spirit of raising money and awareness for Motor Neuron Disease Victoria, Al also jumped on board and took the challenge.” Station GM Jason Priestley also took the challenge.

The #IceBucketChallenge has gone viral with celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Jimmy Fallon and Kaley Cuoco drenching themselves with a bucket of ice water. The videos are then posted to social media and people nominate their friends to do the same to continue the cycle.

Stay tuned for more reports of radio people cooling down for charity in this most unusual of charity fund raisers.


Tags: | | |