News Maker Andrew Shearer on the new year in radio

Happy New Year from Royal Broadcasting’s the River 953 and Fox Sports Radio 1450.

We spoke to Royal Broadcasting Owner, President, and CEO Andrew Shearer in our latest news maker.

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Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Andrew reflects on the past year and what it meant to him and the stations.

He also teases a few of the things to come in 2024.

Andrew also wishes everyone a happy and safe new year and thanks you all for making the River 953 and Fox Sports 1450 a part of your lives.

All the best to you and yours in 2024.

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News Maker Andrew Shearer on Camping for Hunger 15

Camping for Hunger 2023 has begun at the bus in the Royal Plaza Shopping Center.

Donations are being accepted 24 hours a day through Saturday morning November 18.

We spoke with Royal Broadcasting’s River 953 Fox Sports Radio 1450 AM owner Andrew Shearer about the effort to feed those in need in our latest news maker.

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Andrew takes us back to the creation of and beginning of the Camping for Hunger campaign.

He also gives us one of his favorite and most rewarding moments of the event 13 years ago.

Andrew also tells us how important the campaign is for Front Royal Warren County C-CAP and how grateful he is for the support of the community over the years.

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Gearing up for the 15th year of Camping for Hunger

For the 15th consecutive year, The River 95.3 and WFTR/Fox Sports 1450 will be hosting
‘Camping for Hunger,’ from Monday, November 13th through Saturday, November 18th to collection of food & monetary donations as well as raise awareness of hunger in the northern Shenandoah Valley.
Since 2008, donation totals for the Camping for Hunger Project have exceeded 190,000 pounds of food and supplies such as personal hygiene items and over $135,000 in cash and gift cards.
On average, the total amount of food and money collected each year provides approximately six months’ worth of food for C-Cap’s pantry program.
On-air personalities Lonnie Hill, Randy Woodward, Ryan Rutherford and Scott Bradley along with station owner, Andrew Shearer and other staff members will again take to sleeping on the bus, which will be parked at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center.
During the week-long camp-out event, The River 95.3 will broadcast live asking for community support and donations for Front Royal/Warren County C-Cap’s food pantry. In-person collections will take place during Camping Week at the bus and at area businesses and organizations.

A list of drop-off locations can be found by click here, along with an
online donation link, direct to C-CAP.
Royal Broadcasting President, Andrew Shearer commented, “For the 15th year, my staff and our neighbors will sacrifice a little of themselves, with either money, non-perishable food, or their time to help those in need. C-CAP has indicated they have seen a nearly 100% increase in requests for assistance in 2023.”
“Our partners for the past 14 years have included the Front Royal Police Department, Warren
County Fire & Rescue, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Warren County Government,
Royal Plaza Shopping Center, Century Link, Dominion Ridge Academy, and C-CAP. These
organizations help us with the set-up and resources necessary to undertake such a large event. Numerous local companies host in-house food drives, which helps add to the totals and support. All donations stay in our local community,” according to Shearer.
The River 95.3 and WFTR/Fox Sports 1450 are committed to continuing to serve the community through direct-involvement events and activities. For more information, contact the station: 540- 635-4121; email: campingforhunger@theriver953.com or visit

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News Maker Andrew Shearer on keeping AM radio in vehicles

Automakers are thinking about removing the AM radio band from vehicles.

That will impact the 82 million Americans who depend on AM radio for important proven lifesaving information.

We talk with Royal Broadcasting Owner Andrew Shearer about why this is a crucial critical mistake in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Andrew explains how important AM radio is and how it serves people who otherwise would go without any type of information.

He also explains how AM radio helps in cases of emergency in getting crucial information to those who otherwise would go without.

Andrew also explains how we can prevent automakers from making this mistake.

For more information on the importance of this subject click here.

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News Makers Royal Broadcasting staff on the holidays

Happy Friday before Christmas.

Are you ready for the holiday?

We thought it would be interesting to see just how ready or not the staff at Royal Broadcasting are in our latest news maker.

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We hear from members of the staff that you don’t hear from often.

We also hear from members of the staff that you hear from everyday and we thank you for listening in.

One thing for certain all of us here at Royal Broadcast wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday no matter what you are celebrating.

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Camping for Hunger: A Lesson in Empathy

We were live in the studio today as we begin the wrap up of Camping for Hunger 2021. We chatted with Royal Broadcasting President/CEO Andrew Shearer on the history of the food drive, now in it’s 13th year, and why it’s an important community event.

Andrew explained why we/he sleeps on the bus each year, regardless of weather or temperatures, as a reminder and lesson in empathy. We talked about the importance of food pantries and the role they play in keeping families housed & warm. For a list of food pantries in your area, download the Community Resource Guide from United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley by clicking here.

You can still make a food or monetary donation to Camping for Hunger at the bus until noon on Saturday, November 20. Online donations are accepted year round here: https://theriver953.com/campingforhunger/