(October 22, 2020, Woodstock, New York). The Radio Woodstock Cares Foundation, in association with Radio Woodstock, 100.1 WDST, is proud to announce 40 Years of Rock N’ Roll Memorabilia, a virtual auction benefiting breast cancer care and research in the Hudson Valley.

This virtual event is part of Radio Woodstock’s 22nd annual Pink October Fundraising efforts, in which the radio station has raised over $650,000 for local breast cancer centers, hospital facilities and programs in the Hudson Valley.

The exciting auction underscores the station’s continued commitment to Hudson Valley healthcare through the power of music. Although Radio Woodstock often produces benefit concerts for Pink October (Grammy Award-winning artist Paula Cole performed an intimate concert at  Radio Woodstock’s Studios last year, Michael Franti & Spearhead performed in 2018 at BSP in Kingston, and singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile took the stage at the Bardavon Opera House in 2017) – the inability to produce a live concert due to Covid-19 inspired the station to think out of the box.

The 40 Years of Rock N’ Roll Memorabilia auction includes highly collectable musician signed  posters, photographs, certified RIAA gold records, and framed wall art.  Important items include: an Elvis Costello Imperial Bedroom signed lithograph (24×28), a Flaming Lips Yoshimi autographed poster (24×24), and a “Day in The Garden” 1998 festival poster from Bethel Woods before the amphitheater was built signed by The Goo Goo Dolls, Marcy Playground and Dishwala (24×34).

Listeners can tune in 100.1 or listen online at radiowoodstock.com, streaming WDST via the iHeartRADIO app to learn more about the auction, review the complete auction list, or make a donation to Radio Woodstock Cares.

Radio Woodstock’s influential voice attracts passionate listeners. The 40 Years of Rock N’ Roll Memorabilia auction asks these engaged listeners to get involved and support the Radio Woodstock Cares Foundation commitment to breast cancer care and research. With its eclectic music mix powered by listener and local advertiser support, Radio Woodstock has emerged as one of the most uniquely curated rock radio stations in the world today. Celebrating 40 years as an independent broadcaster, Radio Woodstock has a long, rich history in connecting with listeners to help give back to the Hudson Valley community.

Program Director and Morning Show Host, Greg Gattine says, “This year the pandemic has decimated funds for breast cancer research. All the awareness campaigns had to be postponed until 2021 while the American Cancer Society estimates 42,000 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. this year. We must continue the fight and remind our listeners that mammograms are the key to finding tumors early.”

Radio Woodstock’s President and principal owner,  Gary Chetkof says, “We will not let anything – even the pandemic – stand in the way of our longstanding commitment to raise money for breast cancer centers in our local community.  We once again thank our listeners and supporters for helping us during this challenging time”.

For more info about the Radio Woodstock Cares 40 Years of Rock N’ Roll Memorabilia, virtual auction:  radiowoodstock.comor call 845-679-WDST.