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96five Cancels Mega Rush 2005 at Dreamworld

For the past three years, 96five has organized the annual Mega Rush at Dreamworld, an end –of year youth event providing young people with a safe and positive event.
96five have decided not to proceed with Mega Rush, due to Dreamworld’s association with the Big Brother program. As a station committed to family values, any association with this year’s Big Brother, albeit indirectly, is not conducive with the ‘pro-family’ charter 96five exists upon.
96five’s General Manager, Jason Berry said “We place great value on the relationships we have with all our listeners and supporters and we always strive towards upholding both Christian values and family-friendly programming, this also includes events that we run and organistaions that we choose to partner with. We are committed to living our values, and believe that our decision to cancel Mega Rush reflects our conviction to stand up for what we believe in. We have met with Dreamworld and we hope to run Mega Rush in years to come. We value our relationship with Dreamworld and they have been understanding of our position. We trust our listeners will be supportive of our decision.
96five also researched other options to take Mega Rush to alternative venues but due to timing, no other option was possible. The station will still organize an end of year event for 200 disadvantaged children as part of our Radiothon commitment.