WQXR Host Jeff Spurgeon Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Monday, August 25, 2014

WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon has added his name to the growing list of folks in the worlds of classical music and broadcasting who have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association.

In the video seen below, Spurgeon said he accepted the challenge from his colleague Liz Zazzi in memory of his friend Phil Muro, who died of ALS in 1997. In turn, he is challenging three broadcasting industry colleagues.

The Ice Bucket Challenge raises money and awareness for researching amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Comments [11]

Peter O'Malley from Oakland, New Jersey

Bravo! A short bit of discomfort for the sake for those who are so far doomed to a long, slow debilitation (yet Stephen Hawking still hangs in).

BUT: I still disagree with you about Johann Sebastian Bach. You never hear anyone on WKCR, during their annual BachFest, refer to him as just "Sebastian", nor have I Heard him so called except on QXR in its recent Bach celebration. I'll have to ask Peter Schickele. . .

Aug. 28 2014 01:53 PM

>eff Spurgeon from Near a large towel

Mr. Deadeye is correct.<

Words I shall treasure always. Thank you, kind sir! DD~~

Aug. 26 2014 10:24 PM

Jeff is the man.

Aug. 26 2014 06:06 PM
concetta nardone from Nassau

Bravo Jeff.

Aug. 26 2014 11:23 AM
Suzanne from New York

Bravo, Jeff!
Always figured you would be the type to rise to the occasion.

Aug. 26 2014 09:40 AM

I love you in the AM on QXR and I think even more of you now for doing the challenge. Ah that voice!

Aug. 26 2014 08:35 AM
Jeff Spurgeon from Near a large towel

Mr. Deadeye is correct. The challenge is to contribute within a certain period of time or endure the ice bucket, and I didn't state that clearly. But this thing hasn't caught on because people are rushing to avoid the bucket.
Mr. Polowetzky, I did, indeed, contribute to the ALS Association.
Thanks, Mr. St. Onge, but you can't get dumped on without the help of your friends. (And that's a horrifying proverb, isn't it?)

Aug. 26 2014 06:11 AM

@ Daniel, I believe it's an "either/or" situation.

>A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.<

Although (if I'm remembering correctly) G.W. Bush did both. One of the few things he did that I approve of. (Laura doused him, but I have a hard time believing that it was not staged.)

DD~~

Aug. 26 2014 12:41 AM
Daniel Polowetzky from NYC

I will assume he promptly wrote out a check to an ALS related organization!

Aug. 25 2014 07:59 PM

You're a braver man than I, Gunga Din! DD~~

Aug. 25 2014 06:48 PM
Robert St.Onge from Cochiti Lake,NM

Bravo, bravo, bravo, Jeff!

Aug. 25 2014 04:57 PM

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