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'Save the Massac' Benefit During Metropolis Superman Celebration This Weekend

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Matt Markgraf, WKMS
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This weekend, Metropolis, Illinois hosts its annual Superman Celebration with activities for everyone. One of the events includes a benefit for the Massac Theatre, an art-deco movie theater and stage from the 1930s. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with Lisa Gower about the restoration, the comedy show featuring Scott Long, the auction and a breakfast with superheroes.

Save the Massac has been working to buy the Massac Theatre for several years. They have one more payment before all proceeds then go to fixing and restoring the space. They hope to get to the point in construction where they can open it up to the community to fix it up. 

Comedian Scott Long performs at the Baymont Theatre Saturday night. He has material specially prepared for the Superman Celebration. Tickets are $20, which includes admission to the auction. Doors open at 7 p.m. with performance at 7:30 p.m. 

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Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
Chad Lampe, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri native, was raised on radio. He credits his father, a broadcast engineer, for his technical knowledge, and his mother for the gift of gab. At ten years old he broke all bonds of the FCC and built his own one watt pirate radio station. His childhood afternoons were spent playing music and interviewing classmates for all his friends to hear. At fourteen he began working for the local radio stations, until he graduated high school. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Murray State, and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication. In November, 2011, Chad was named Station Manager in 2016.
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