The Modern Radio Ramble is coming to Suffolk


A promotional poster for Modern Radio Ramble

The Suffolk University Free Radio club is ramping up for their benefit concert coming to the Modern Theatre on Oct. 8 to celebrate Boston’s historic architecture through music. 

The show, going by the name of the Modern Radio Ramble, is a charity concert open to the public that will work to both create and preserve history, according to WSFR’s website. The event will feature local Boston rock band Champagne Charlie & The Wah Wahs, as well as Uncle Stump, an artist from New Jersey. 

The event has been spearheaded by Suffolk junior Mitchell Bove who resides on the executive board of WSFR. His current position as live productions manager has allowed him to expand more on live performances and bring a new element to not just WSFR, but the university as a whole. 

As a history major, Bove knew he wanted to incorporate that aspect into the concert somehow, which led him to the Boston Preservation Alliance, an organization that raises money to keep the city’s most historic architecture alive. Suffolk’s Modern Theatre was the first movie theater ever built in Boston, according to Suffolk. This landmark provided the perfect location for the Modern Radio Ramble as the idea progressed within WSFR.

To make it a true benefit concert, the event is free for anyone who wants to attend, but donations to the BPA are highly encouraged. Online donations are currently being accepted, and will remain as such throughout the event.

“The BPA advocated for these buildings to get saved…that’s the whole idea behind the concert and that’s what we’re trying to raise money for; for the Boston Preservation Alliance as a way to say thank you,” said Bove. 

He added that the concert and contributions toward the organization will serve to help future historical buildings in the city stay standing. 

Working alongside Bove for the past several months has been former WSFR stage manager Paige D’Ambrosio, who graduated this past May. She remains an instrumental part of the event, as she will be there in person to ensure everything gets set up properly and runs smoothly.

We want to bring light to the amazing music the city has to offer…[and] showcase and support the Boston Preservation Alliance, since the Modern Theatre is a historic theatre in the city,” said D’Ambrosio. “We want to show that landmarks can grow with the times, and serve as homes for all sorts of events that everyone can enjoy.”

The no cost ticket sales for the Modern Radio Ramble are live right now through Eventbrite and will be open for purchase right up until the show on Saturday. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with the music set to commence at 7 p.m. and last approximately three hours, according to Bove.

“There’s so much musical talent in Boston and within indie bands in general,” said Bove as he encouraged anyone who can to come out to the show. “It will give the opportunity [for] people here to have such awesome spaces to use and to remember that architectural history.”

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