John Ratzenberger Interview During “Mayflower Marathon”

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Rock 102) – For nearly 20 years, Rock 102 (WAQY) morning hosts Bax & O’Brien have hosted the annual Mayflower Marathon.

This year, they continue the tradition. Bax & O’Brien will broadcast for 52 hoursfrom the Basketball Hall of Fame over the three days leading up to Thanksgiving while collecting non-perishable food donations for the Open Pantry of Springfield.

In a year where the Open Pantry has struggled to keep up with growing demand, the need for donations of non-perishable food items is greater than ever before. The outpouring of support from local residents and businesses (including Big Y World Class Markets and All Points Moving and Storage) has historically been unprecedented and we hope that support continues in 2013.

Scheduled interview guests for this year’s Mayflower Marathon: Comedy’s lovable Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli, Comedian Bob Marley, Tom Cotter from America’s Got Talent, Actress Meredith Baxter, Actor John Ratzenberger, Comedian Ralphie May, Mike Scully from the Simpsons, Brian Scully from Family Guy, sports fanatic Fitzy from, Comedian Maz Jobrani, Congressman Richie Neal, and lounge singer Richard Cheese! The Mayflower Marathon begins at 6AM on Monday, November 25th and runs until 10AM on Wednesday, November 27th. It takes place in the south lot at the Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 West Columbus Avenue, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on the Mayflower Marathon, visit