To entertain Chicagoans who are being encouraged to enjoy a stay-at-home Memorial Day Weekend, iHeartMedia urban contemporary WGCI-FM (107.1) partners with the City of Chicago to provide two days of virtual events.
The “107.5 WGCI Stay at Home Weekend” starts Saturday with an Instagram battle between two of Chicago’s own Hip-Hop artists, GHerbo and Lil Durk. Starting at 8pm the rappers will go song-for-song for the title of Stay at Home Weekend Rap King.
On Sunday, the “Stay at Home Weekend” continues with a virtual comedy tour hosted by WGCI’s Leon Rogers. The online show will feature comedians Just Nesh, Dawn B, Lavar Walker, Correy B and Damon Williams.
“I am honored to have the privilege of partnering with the City of Chicago in its mission of promoting the health and safety of our community during this critical time,” Region President Matt Scarano said in a release. “As a broadcaster it is our responsibility to engage in continuous collaboration with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicagoland community.”
Candace Moore, Chicago’s Chief Equity Officer says the virtual events “will provide a platform for Chicagoans to celebrate the holiday through a medium that is accessible and trusted. This will provide great entertainment over the weekend and continue to drive home the message about the importance of social distancing in controlling the spread COVID-19 and ultimately preparing us for recovery.”