Local radio station is hosting an “All Request” food drive

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — If you tune into Q106 FM on Thursday, you might hear some unexpected genres of music on the rock radio station.

From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Q106 FM will “hijack” go-karting and high-caliber entertainment, encouraging locals to donate food that will benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

The event takes place twice a year, known to listeners as the “All-Request Food Drive”.

When raising funds, donors can request any type of music they wish.

According to Terry Stevens, Q106 FM brand manager, they will play everything. Listeners can expect the station to play all kinds of music around 10 a.m.

“Working with nonprofits is an integral part of what we do,” Stevens said.

Typically, the station should start notifying people a month in advance of the event, so they won’t be too surprised when they hear an opera on the rock radio station.

All listeners need to do is donate $50 using the following form, or they can donate cash or non-perishable food to High Caliber on the day.

“We will play anything“, continued Stevens.

The on-demand food drive also takes place in the winter, usually when the Greater Lansing Food Bank needs more resources.

A regular donor has made a name for himself among the disc jockeys of Q106 FM.

Her name?

Caesar Smith.

Smith is a six-pound Silverback gorilla who always has goofy requests for the station.

6 News was able to speak with the generous gorilla about his song choices and donation plans for the upcoming food drive.

Smith said he plans to keep his demands local to the Great Lakes State, with some nods to local groups in Lansing.

As for donations, the local gorilla estimates he will contribute between 1,300 and 1,500 pounds of food this year.

Depending on the station, cash or online donations of $50 or more jump to the top of the playlist.

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