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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

April 11, 2012

KZLX staff members grow their mustaches for charity

KZLX General Manager Matthew Brown, left, with "Mustache Madness" winner Alan Reed.

KZLX General Manager Matthew Brown, left, with "Mustache Madness" winner Alan Reed.

Twelve staff members of Northwest Missouri State University’s student-run radio station, KZLX, grew mustaches for a cause during the month of March and raised $456 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

Much like the radio station’s “No Shave November” promotion, each of the participants in “Mustache Madness” grew a mustache for a charity of their choice. The individual who raised the most money won the contest and all of the funding raised collectively throughout the campaign went to the winner’s preferred charity. Buckets were placed in the J.W. Jones Student Union each Thursday during KZLX’s live broadcasts from the building.

Alan Reed, who selected St. Jude as his charity, won the contest by raising $166.25. Bryant Hummel was recognized for growing the “best” mustache, and Eric Mizener was cited for growing the “creepiest” mustache. 

KZLX General Manager Matthew Brown said the idea came to fruition after a discussion with other staff members. The radio station partnered with Northwest’s Blue Key Honor Society to sponsor the contest.

Brown said KZLX plans to make “Mustache Madness” an annual contest.

Other participants in the contest included Riley Ziemer, Danny Wade, Kyle Hendricks, Gunner Sumy, Andy Ernst, Josh Jefford, Veeder Ransom and Brent Jackson. 

KZLX 106.7, or X-106, is a student-operated, non-commercial radio station on the Northwest campus that helps students gain hands-on training while obtaining practical knowledge in preparation for careers in radio. Students may gain experience related to on-air talent, promotions, news, sales and sports. Students also compete for paid positions on the station’s executive board, the management team.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468