WBBQ 70th Birthday Bash features Rick Springfield and Richard Marx and benefits Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Radio station 104.3 WBBQ is celebrating seven decades of popular music on Augusta’s airwaves with a special 70th Birthday Bash on Dec. 6 at the Bell Auditorium. Guest artists will be pop music legends Rick Springfield and Richard Marx, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

Springfield became an overnight teen heartthrob in the 1980s after releasing the hit song Jessie’s Girl and a brief run of acting as the handsome Dr. Noah Drake on daytime soap opera General Hospital. The grammy-award-winning Springfield also had hits with Affair of the Heart, Bop ‘Til You Drop, I’ve Done Everything For You, Don’t Talk to Strangers, Human Touch and many more.

Marx released the famous ballads Right Here Waiting for You and Hold on to the Nights, as well as a few faster-paced tunes, including Don’t Mean Nothing, Endless Summer Nights, and Should’ve Known Better. Marx and Springfield will share a night of music and storytelling and full acoustics sets with both artists on stage together for some of the show.

Marx and Springfield will share a night of music and storytelling, including performing full acoustics sets on stage together at the show.

104.3 WBBQ and iHeart Media Augusta, sponsors of the annual Cares for Kids Radiothon that benefits Children’s Hospital of Georgia, will donate a portion of the proceeds from the 70th anniversary concert to the hospital.

Tickets are available at, by phone at 877-428-4849, and at James Brown Arena’s box office.

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