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Release 2/2/2023


An Event Too Large For One Stage

[DEARBORN, MI] After the pandemic ravaged many student organizations on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, WUMD – the student run radio organization – is ready to revive its beloved battle of the bands tradition, known as the Broken Heart Smash! It will take place on February 16, 2023.

This event is and always has been entirely student run, and signifies the revival of campus life, as this will be the first since 2019, where over 200 students attended in its seventh year. Three years later, the timing is right, and just like the name would suggest, takes place during the week of Valentine’s Day. To remain consistent with the theme of the holiday, WUMD offers the opportunity to smash heart candies with a hammer for one dollar. Proceeds will in small part go towards WUMD’s Equipment Repair fund, however, 80% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), a charity renowned for its dedication to mental illness.

Smashing heart candies gives a feel of an abstract work of chalk art.


There will be six different performing acts, across multiple genres, with 20 to 30 minutes per

act. The event will take over the entire building, with awards being given to the best act in each genre!

The event will begin at 1 p.m inside of the James C. Renick University Center, and is expected to last about three hours. The event is free to enter, where there will be free pizza and beverages.

WUMD is an organization dedicated to setting the vibe on the University of Michigan - Dearborn campus since 1979. We do so by providing DJs and MCs for events on campus. The students come for the food, but stay for the atmosphere WUMD provides.


If you would like more information about or related to this event, please call Dominic Lomuscio at (313) 742-4181, or email

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