Radio DJ will spend 5 days in dog crate
MANCHESTER — Scorch, the afternoon radio personality at Rock 101, will cram himself into a dog cage for five days starting Monday in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Manchester Animal Shelter.
Scorch said he will be in the cage for all but 10 minutes each day, which will allow him to relieve himself.
“Honestly, there’s no fun part about doing this,” he said. “There’s nothing fun about being in a cage watching the world go by.” Scorch will broadcast his afternoon show on WGIR-Rock 101 throughout the week.
This will be the fifth year in a row that the radio jock will haul his 5-foot, 9-inch, 160-pound body into a cage sized for a golden retriever. The cage will remain in front of the Verizon Wireless Arena as part of the Paws for a Cause fundraiser.
The week will feature performances of live acoustic bands and demonstrations such as dog training. Sib Hashian, the drummer from former rock band Boston, will participate in the Monday afternoon kickoff.
“Scorch’s love for animals and his determination to promote awareness throughout the years amazes us all,” said Shelter Manager Shelley Greenglass.
In previous years, he has raised between $15,000 and $17,000. He said he’s endured all types of weather.
Scorch said he doesn’t eat or sleep a lot in the cage. “A lot of times, I go crazy.”
The owner of a malamute and husky, Scorch said he makes the effort because he is an animal lover.
“Animals deserve it,” he said, “more than a lot of people do.”
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Kattar wins main event in MMA action in Salem - 0
- Pro bouts highlight Rockingham Park MMA card in Salem - 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Sox Beat: The magic has returned to Fenway - 0
- MLB draft rich with NH talent - 0
- Red Sox stuck to their plan during draft - 0
- Salem boys take another v-ball title - 0
- LeBlanc paces Conant win over Somersworth for Division III baseball title - 0
- Perkins paces Pittsfield - 0
- State girls final tennis match gains attention for the wrong reason - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Nashua couple's deaths called suspicious - 0
- Camper fire leaves Bridgewater man severely burned - 0
- Woman rescued after Franklin accident, 50-foot plunge - 0
- UPDATED: Judge strikes down state education tax credit program, appeal expected - 1
- N.J. woman injured in Moultonborough motorcycle crash - 1
- UPDATED: Little agreement on Medicaid expansion or revenues - 1
- Powerful storm wreaks havoc in Portsmouth - 0
- Former Londonderry coach indicted in sex assault of two girls - 1
- Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms in southern NH - 0
Big Moose RV moves to massive Route 16 lot
Traffic stops in spotlight
One era ends, another begins at Union Leader
A Medicaid reduction? That is not likely
Study recommends Millyard parking garage
- Should adultery remain a crime under U.S. military law?
- Total Votes: 641