Sampson students help radio station switch over to holiday tunes

November 30, 2016

Sunny 99.1 afternoon host Rick Lovett and other station hosts celebrate with Sampson Elementary School students after counting down to turn over the airwaves to nonstop Christmas music on Nov. 18.
Sunny 99.1 afternoon host Rick Lovett and other station hosts celebrate with Sampson Elementary School students after counting down to turn over the airwaves to nonstop Christmas music on Nov. 18. 

Nov. 30, 2016—Sampson Elementary School students participated in a Houston holiday tradition when they helped Sunny 99.1 FM “flip the switch” to Christmas music on Nov. 18.

Hosts Amanda Florez, Jay Rodriguez, Anthony Chase and Rick Lovett, along with station mascot Sunny “Ray,” joined first- and fourth-grade Sampson students in an afternoon assembly, during which they counted down on air until the station transferred over to continuous holiday-themed music.

Sunny 99.1 personalities enjoy their visit to Sampson Elementary School on Nov. 18. Pictured, from left, are Amanda Flores, midday host; Jay Rodriguez, morning host; Anthony Chase, morning and weekend personality; Sunny “Ray,” station mascot; Heather Motzny, Sampson principal; and Rick Lovett, afternoon host.
Sunny 99.1 personalities enjoy their visit to Sampson Elementary School on Nov. 18. Pictured, from left, are Amanda Flores, midday host; Jay Rodriguez, morning host; Anthony Chase, morning and weekend personality; Sunny “Ray,” station mascot; Heather Motzny, Sampson principal; and Rick Lovett, afternoon host.

Sampson Principal Heather Motzny said that Sunny chose Sampson to participate in the countdown because one of the hosts’ two children attend the school.

Sampson teacher Laura Harroff and other staff members join students in singing holiday-themed music to lead up to Sunny 99.1’s countdown to continuous Christmas music at the school on Nov. 18.
Sampson teacher Laura Harroff and other staff members join students in singing holiday-themed music to lead up to Sunny 99.1’s countdown to continuous Christmas music at the school on Nov. 18. 

Station representative Linda Okoro distributes treats to Sampson students after they helped “flip the switch” to holiday-themed music on Nov. 18.
Station representative Linda Okoro distributes treats to Sampson students after they helped “flip the switch” to holiday-themed music on Nov. 18. 

“The students were so excited,” Motzny said. “They are still talking about how fun it was to flip the switch at Sampson.”

 

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