One Station. One DJ. One Roof. One Week.
For the fifth year in a row, De La Salle Collegiate alumnus Matt Markham, Class of 2012, is living “up on the roof" as part of “The Community Roof Sit for Kids.”
Markham, a radio personality at Port Huron’s WSAQ 107.1 FM station, is living and broadcasting from the roof of the Michigan Mutual Mortgage building from September 10 - 16, raising money for the St. Clair County Child Abuse/Neglect Council.
The child abuse prevention program provides therapy services for child abuse victims and their families.
Markham says, “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.”
Interested donors can call 810-966-9911, or donate via the radio station’s website.
In past years, Markham has pointed out that his “camping” can be chilly.
“It can get cold up here in Port Huron,” he said. “We’re at the mouth of the St. Clair River and Lake Huron, so it’s usually 10 degrees colder up here than in Detroit.”
Markham, who attended the Specs Howard School of Broadcasting in Southfield, got a job in Port Huron after graduation. He’s worked at WSAQ and its sister station WBTI 96.9 FM.
He attended St. Angela Grade School, until it closed, and then finished eighth grade at St. Isaac Jogues, before attending De La Salle. He was a member of the De La Salle swim team.