Community Broadcasters puts on benefit concert for vets


Community Broadcasters, with seven radio stations in the Watertown, NY and St. Lawrence Valley markets, announced that "Operation Rock," a benefit concert held 8/25, for members of the Fort Drum 10th Mountain Division returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, was a huge success. The concert featured national recording artists Drowning Pool and Candlebox, along with local bands like Caustic and Torment the Vein, and was sponsored by Community Broadcasters’ radio stations Rock 100.7 WOTT-FM and The Border, which includes stations 106.7 WBDI-FM and 92.7 WBDB-FM. Part of the proceeds of the concert will be donated to the "Climb to Glory" fund, which supports the soldiers of the Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, and the soldiers’ families.  "

With 2,800 seats sold, Operation Rock will provide significant financial support to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Additionally, Drowning Pool donated a dollar per ticket to The United Service Organization and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America in an effort to raise awareness for House Resolution 1354, a health care bill for veterans pending in the House of Representatives.