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No Downtown Fireworks This Year, TV Event To Feature Past Displays

One of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest will not take place this year due to coronavirus concerns. 

Red, White & BOOM! typically draws more than 400,000 people to downtown Columbus. Instead, it will become a four-day television event July 1 - July 4 with digital and social media elements too.

In addition to honoring veterans, the program will highlight the event's nearly 40-year history with clips of past displays and parades.   

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Foley has worked in various roles, from producing news and feature stories to engineering Live From Studio A sessions. A series of music features Foley started in 2018 called Music Journeys has grown into a podcast and radio show. He also assists in developing other programs in WCBE's Podcast Experience. Foley hosts The Morning Mix, a weekday music show featuring emerging and established musicians, our Columbus-area and Ohio-based talent, and additional artists that inspire him.
A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.