June 28, 2024

Audacy’s NEW 102.7 FM Raises Over $27,000 for Homeless Animals by Sending Intern Anthony Across Longest Street in Staten Island

(Photo credit: Audacy) 
Center: NEW 102.7 FM’s Anthony “Intern Anthony” Malerba
Left to Right: Members of the Brass Queens NYC, Animal Care Centers of New York’s Paul Sanders

Audacy’s NEW 102.7 FM (WNEW-FM) raised over $27,000 for Staten Island’s chapter of the Animal Care Centers of New York City (ACC of NYC) after Anthony “Intern Anthony” Malerba, co-host of “Karen Carson in the Morning,” completed his 13.8-mile walk on Tuesday morning across Hylan Boulevard, the longest street in the borough.

“The support shown out on the 13.8 miles of Hylan Boulevard was outstanding. Those that listen to the show and wanted to be part of such an amazing experience were literally pulling their cars over to join the cause,” said Malerba. “This walk was filled with 13.8 miles of Staten Islanders who wanted to make a difference. It was fun, challenging, and something that you could only experience as part of ‘Karen Carson in the Morning.’”

Intern Anthony put on his brightest shirt and began his trek across Hylan Boulevard at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET on June 25. Along the way, he was cheered on by honks and stopped by listeners who offered him water, bug spray and food, including Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, who hand-delivered him a Staten Island breakfast: bacon, egg, and cheese with an AriZona Iced Tea. 

While Intern Anthony was on the road, his co-hosts Karen Carson and Johnny Mingione supported him on the airwaves, prompting listeners to do the same by donating to ACC of NYC. During the final hour of the walk, Fossella joined the show on air to bump the fundraising goal from $20,000 to $25,000, as members of the Brass Queens NYC accompanied Anthony for a triumphant finish.

ACC of NYC strives to keep the city safe and end animal homelessness across the five boroughs by rescuing abandoned cats, dogs and rabbits and placing them with loving families. Along with adopting animals directly to the public, ACC of NYC works with its New Hope partners, a network of over 200 placement organizations to find homes for these animals and provide resources for pet owners to best care for their furry family members. 

Listeners can tune in to NEW 102.7 FM (WNEW-FM) in New York on-air and nationwide on the Audacy app and the station website. Fans can also connect with the station via X, Facebook and Instagram.

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