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WDIV Hosts "Return to School" Town Hall

Date Posted: 9/10/2020

Graham Media Groups NBC affiliate WDIV Detroit aired a town hall on August 13 to highlight community concerns and answer questions regarding returning to school as the pandemic continues locally and nationally. The town hall was moderated by journalists Devin Scillian and Paula Tutman and featured local school district officials, teachers, parents, current students and state Representative Pamela Hornberger, chairwoman for the House Education Committee. Viewers were encouraged to submit questions prior to the town hall.

WDIV has continued their coverage of the developing issue as schools reopen across the state. On August 31, the station aired a primetime special entitled Education 4 All and has provided robust daily coverage on air and on the WDIV website.

WHBC-FM/AM Raises $186,000 For Local Children

Date Posted: 9/8/2020

Alpha Medias WHBC-FM/AM Canton, Ohio, raised $186,000 during the annual AultCare Wish-A-Thon fundraiser on August 13th and 14th. The collected donations benefit Wishes Can Happen, a local charity that provides support and funding to children with life-threatening illnesses. In order to maintain safe distancing and involve as many of the wish families as possible, the stations opted for a simulcast program that took place over 36 hours and did not require in-person participation from children or families.

Cox Atlanta Raises $1.5 Million for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 8/1/2020

Cox Media Groups WSB-AM/WSBB-FM hosted a two day radio event in late July to raise money for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. The 20th annual event raised more than $1.5 million. In 20 years, the 95.5 WSB Care-a-Thon has raised more than $26 million to benefit research and family support services at the Aflac Cancer Center.

This years fundraiser is one well never forget because of the incredible financial strain coronavirus presented to our community of donors. Im tremendously proud of the teams at 95.5 WSB and Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta for their work adapting this years effort to become virtual as a result of the pandemic, said Drew Anderssen, Director of Branding and Programming, Cox Media Group.

WFNK-FM and WTHT-FM Raise More than $383,000 for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 3/14/2020

Binnie Medias WFNK-FM and WTHT-FM Portland, Me., raised more than $383,000 during the annual 15th annual Barbara Bush Childrens Hospital Radiothon, held March 12 - 14. Due to the mounting concern of coronavirus, the stations had to move the event from the hospital to the studio. Station staff also ran every aspect of the radiothon, from broadcast to the phone banks, because no outside volunteers were able to enter the building. Despite challenges, the stations raised a record-breaking total.

Beasley Detroit Raises $66,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 3/10/2020

Beasley Media Groups WDMK-FM raised more than $66,000 to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during the National Urban Radio Cares Radiothon on March 5. During the event, on-air personality Randi Myles shared stories about children and families assisted by St. Jude.

KALC-FM Denver Raises $1.4 Million

Date Posted: 3/2/2020

Entercoms KALC-FM Denver raised $1.4 million for the Childrens Hospital of Colorado during the 19th annual Alice Cares for Kids Radiothon, held February 5 - 6.

Alice 105.9 listeners and community members who donate through the radiothon inspire all of us by creating healthier futures, giving more firsts to kids and families first breaths, first words, first steps and making a truly incredible impact on the lives of children, said Childrens Hospital Colorado President and CEO Jennifer Roe Darling.

WWMX-FM Baltimore Raises $1.4 Million for Kids

Date Posted: 3/2/2020

Entercoms WWMX-FM Baltimore raised $1.4 Million in its 31st annual radiothon for Johns Hopkins Childrens Center, held February 20 - 21.

This funding will help our providers and staff provide world-renowned pediatric care and also help our pediatric patients feel like children at a time and in a place where it is anything but normal, said Tina Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director and Pediatrician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Childrens Center.

WKXW-FM Supports Special Olympics During Polar Plunge

Date Posted: 2/20/2020

Townsquare Medias WKXW-FM Trenton, N.J., supported Special Olympics New Jersey during the annual New Jersey Law Enforcement Community Polar Plunge on February 22. The station broadcast on-location from the beach and interviewed Special Olympics athletes, event organizers and those taking a swim in the cold water. The event raised $2.5 million.

WPRT-FM Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Teachers

Date Posted: 2/15/2020

Cromwell Radio Groups WPRT-FM Nashville partnered with local nonprofit PENCIL to donate more than $100,000 in cash and school supplies, including digital learning devices, to teachers and students on January 23. Money and supplies were collected in December as part of the stations Season of Giving fundraising drive.

KFGE-FM Raises $93,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 2/15/2020

NRG Medias KFGE-FM Lincoln, Neb., raised a record $93,000 during the 17th annual St. Jude Country Cares for Kids Radiothon, held February 5 6. Station staff and volunteers took donations and encouraged listeners to become monthly donors during the two-day broadcast event.

Radiothon Helps Akron Hospital

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

iHeartMedias WKDD-FM Akron, Ohio, raised $386,000 for Akron Childrens Hospital in a radiothon held February 13 14. All funds support patient care. The radiothon has raised nearly $12 million in 21 years.

Nexstar Helps Communities Recover and Rebuild

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation donated $190,000 to help victims and communities recover following mass shootings and devastating tornadoes. The Foundation and Nexstars CW affiliate KDAF-TV Dallas donated $100,000 to the Dallas Education Foundation to benefit several area schools severely damaged by tornadoes that occurred in the late fall of 2019.

On behalf of NBC affiliate WDTN-TV Dayton, Ohio, the Foundation donated $60,000 to help those affected by tornadoes in spring of 2019 and the mass shooting that occurred on August 4.

On behalf of NBC affiliate KSTM-TV El Paso, TX., the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation donated $30,000 to benefit the victims of a mass shooting at a Walmart on August 3.

WKXW-FM Collects 7,000 Stuffed Animals

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

Townsquare Medias WKXW-FM Trenton, N.J., collected over 7,000 stuffed animals during the month-long Feel Better Bears campaign, held November 23 - December 20. The New Jersey State Policemans Benevolent Association will distribute the stuffed animals to comfort children in emergency situations.

The Feel Better Bears program is a testament to the positive impact local radio has in the community, said Market President Ron deCastro.

KOST-FM Raises $320,000 for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 1/23/2020

iHeartMedias KOST-FM Los Angeles raised over $320,000 to benefit Childrens Hospital Los Angeles during its fourth annual Giving Tuesday Radiothon, held on December 3. The 12-hour radiothon, hosted by on-air personality Ellen K, included support from Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonas Brothers, LA Dodgers player Justin Turner, film director and producer Nigel Lythgoe, and Santa Claus. Over the last four years, KOST-FM has helped to raise over $600,000 to benefit CHLA.

WLTW Radiothon Raises $519,000

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

iHeartMedia WLTW-FM New York City raised $519,000 during its second annual Hope for the Holidays radiothon on December 19 to benefit Hassenfeld Childrens Hospital at NYU Langone.

The stations on-air personalities hosted a live broadcast from Hassenfeld Childrens Hospital. The event also featured performances by Elizabeth Chan, The Currents Choir, and The Alternate Routes.

We are delighted to be part of such a monumental cause in New York City, said Program Director Chris Conley. We are honored to partner with Hassenfeld Childrens Hospital in supporting children and families in the metro area that are going through treatment. We look forward to continue to grow this partnership in the years to come.

Cumulus Shreveport Gives Toys to Hundreds of Kids

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

Cumulus Shreveport, LA., cluster distributed toys on December 21 to more than 300 children in need through its first-ever Christmas Wish Toy Drive. KRMD-AM, KRMD-FM, KQHN-FM, KVMA-FM and KMJJ-FMs month-long toy drive culminated in a Christmas party for the children at the Cumulus Shreveport studios.

WPTV Collects Toys and Food

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

Scripps-owned NBC-affiliate WPTV West Palm Beach, Fla., held its 35th annual Bill Brooks Food for Families Food Drive from October 14 - November 22 and yielded 177,160 pounds of food donations. The food donated will help families in need in the local area. WPTV also collected 3,000 toys during a drive held on December 13 to benefit the United Way of Palm Beach County.

We are so proud of the outpouring of support from the community during the 35th annual WPTV Food for Families Food Drive and 4th Annual Toy Drive, said General Manager Lloyd Bucher. These initiatives are incredibly important to WPTV and our community, and the giving nature of our viewers makes a tremendous difference.

Entercom New York Fights Hunger

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

Entercoms New York cluster partnered with WhyHunger on November 26 to raise a record-breaking $285,100 as a part of the 34th annual Hungerthon donation drive and auction. The all-day broadcast aired on WFAN-FM/AM, WCBS-AM, WINS-AM, WCBS-FM, WNYL-FM, WNEW-FM and WNSH-FM, as well as on their digital platforms. Auction items included a visit to the Entercom New York, an autographed Bruce Springsteen guitar and a VIP concert experience with Billie Eilish.

WXMX and WGKX Raise Almost $800,000 for Childrens Medical Care

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

Cumulus-owned WXMX-FM and WGKX-FM Memphis raised nearly $800,000 for childrens medical care during two holiday season fundraisers.

WXFM-FM raised $315,800 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during a radiothon held December 12 - 13. WGKX-FM raised $465,700 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Memphis during a radiothon held November 1.

WKOL-FM Raises $203,000

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

Hall Communications WKOL-FM Burlington, V.T., raised a record-breaking $203,000 during the 21st annual Camp Ta-Kum-Ta-Thon fundraiser held December 9 13. The total raised will allow 75 children with cancer to attend a specialized summer camp at no cost to their families.

KALV Raises Over $116,000

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

Entercoms KALV-FM Phoenix, raised over $116,000 for Valleywise Health Foundation during the stations inaugural LIVE 101.5 GIVE-A-THON, held December 16 - 17.

Valleywise Health is a staple within the Phoenix community and we are proud to support them with LIVE 101.5s first on-air fundraiser, said Market Manager Dave Pugh. The organization has been in our community for over 140 years and ensures that every patient receives exceptional care, without exception. Our team is on a mission to inform residents of this amazing resource right in our backyard and we look forward to continuing to support them.

Hubbards WTMX-FM Raises $119,000 for Hospital

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

Hubbards WTMX-FM Chicago raised $119,140 during Holiday Hugs for Kids, a month-long fundraising campaign for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital held November 30 - December 20.

Its great to see the impact radio can make locally to assist a world-class facility like Lurie Childrens Hospital through our Mix Kids campaign, said Director of Marketing Dave Karwowski.

KSTP Raises $774,000 for Kids

Date Posted: 1/21/2020

Hubbard-owned KSTP-FM Minneapolis held on December 13 its 21st annual KS95 for Kids radiothon and raised $774,000 to benefit Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare and Childrens Cancer Research Fund.

On-air personalities Crisco, Dez, and Ryan hosted the 12-hour event, which included a performance by an 8,500-person choir at the Mall of America. The money supports local kids with chronic illness and childhood cancer.

WWWQ-FM and WKHX-FM Raise $218,000

Date Posted: 1/20/2020

Cumulus-owned WWWQ-FM and WKHX-FM Atlanta raised $218,000 for Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta in the 5th annual Making Miracles Radiothon, held December 12, and the New Country Making Miracles concert on December 14. The stations have raised more than $1 million since the events inception.

Univision Radio Raises $4.7 Million For St. Jude

Date Posted: 1/3/2020

Univision radio stations in 15 markets raised $4.7 million during this years Promesa y Esperanza radio event, held December 5 6 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Univision encouraged thousands of listeners to become Angels of Hope by donating during the two-day radiothon.

WRAL Raises More Than Half a Million for Local Children

Date Posted: 12/30/2019

Capitol Broadcastings WRAL-FM Raleigh, N.C., raised over $604,000 during the 25th annual radiothon for Duke Childrens Hospital on December 17 - 18. The 25-hour broadcast was hosted by morning personalities Kyle Smelser, Bryan Lord and Sarah King. The annual radiothon is the largest fundraiser of the year for the hospital. WRAL-FM has raised over $18 million for the kids at Duke Childrens over the past 25 years.

Beasley Southwest Florida Collects Nearly 1,000 Bikes

Date Posted: 12/30/2019

Beasley Media Groups six Southwest Florida radio stations partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation of Lee County to host the 2nd annual Beasley Bike Drive on December 10. WXKB-FM, WJPT-FM, WRKX-FM, WWCN-FM, WRXK-HD2 and WJBX-AM collected 947 bikes and $17,750.

Entercom Cleveland Raises $250,000

Date Posted: 12/20/2019

Entercoms WDOK-FM Cleveland raised $250,000 for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital in a radiothon on December 6. WDOK has raised over $3.1 million since 2012.

Were proud to support UH Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital and its mission to make miracles happen for children and families every day, said Senior Vice President and Market Manager Tom Herschel. Our listeners and entire staff came together with the great team at the hospital to make this radiothon successful and Im incredibly proud of everyones generosity.

WLLDs Record Collection For Tampa Kids

Date Posted: 12/18/2019

Beasley Media Groups WLLD-FM Tampa, Fla., collected more than 830 bicycles, four full storage containers worth of toys and over $42,900 in cash and gift cards to benefit the Childrens Home Network in Tampa on December 6 14. Morning show personality Orlando Davis lived on the toy tower, an outdoor platform elevated 30 feet in the air, for eight consecutive days to encourage donations for the annual drive.

KSCS Dallas Collects Over $178,000 For Kids

Date Posted: 12/16/2019

Cumulus KSCS-FM Dallas raised $178,000 in its 6th annual Cook Childrens Radiothon on December 14. In six years, the event has raised $1.2 million to help the families serviced by Cook Childrens.

WMGC Collects Over $40,000 in Toys

Date Posted: 12/16/2019

Beasleys WMGC-FM Detroit collected $40,000 in new toys during Gellos Big Top Toy Drop, held December 6 13. Morning Personalities Gello and Joanna camped out in a tent for seven days to promote the toy drive. Donated items will be distributed at Lady Janes Wicked Awesome Wishes and Ronald McDonald House in Detroit.

iHearts KAJA-FM Raises $547,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 12/15/2019

iHeartMedias KAJA-FM San Antonio raised $547,000 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during its Cares for Kids Radiothon, held December 12 14. In 11 years, the radiothon has raised $5.8 million.

Cox Houston Raises Over $477,000 for Kids

Date Posted: 12/15/2019

Cox Media Group in Houston raised nearly $477,000 during its 16th annual radiothon, held December 12 - 13 to benefit Texas Childrens Hospital.

Giving back to our community means more to everyone at CMG Houston than just about anything else we do. Our on-air talent and behind-the-scenes crew worked 30-plus hours over two days, fighting through fatigue, tears, and pain, to help raise money for pediatric research and care, said CMG Houston Director of Operations Johnny Chiang. Today, TCH patients and their families are a little better off because of our team, and there are no words to describe how proud I am of them.

WABC Raises $205,000 for Medial Center

Date Posted: 12/15/2019

Cumulus-owned WABC-AM New York City raised $205,000 on December 13 in its Radiothon for the Kids, which broadcast live from Cohen Childrens Medical Center. The money raised will go directly to Cohen Childrens Medical Center for patient care, equipment and pediatric research. The money will also support the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program, which uses technology, play, art therapy, music therapy and pet therapy to reduce stress for children and their families facing hospitalization and illness.

iHeart Wish-A-Thon Raises $252,000

Date Posted: 12/15/2019

iHeartMedias WRIT-FM Milwaukee raised $252,000 during its Wish-A-Thon, held December 12 - 13 to benefit Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Over the last 11 years, WRITs radiothon has raised over $1.7 million.

Were so proud of the entire 95.7 BIG FM team, as well as our wonderful partners at Make-A-Wish, for another incredible Wish-A-Thon, said Program Director Brett Andrews. This year, we combined our on-air, digital, and social media assets to raise money for these amazing children and their families.

WHUR Collects 1,200 Toys

Date Posted: 12/14/2019

Howard Universitys WHUR-FM Washington, D.C. collected more than 1,200 toys during its 17th annual Toy Drive, held December 14. The toys were distributed to children by non-profits, including the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Shepherds Cove Shelter, Bright Beginnings, Sisters4Sisters, and the Prince Georges County Family Justice Center. WHUR added Womens Wing as a recipient after thieves stole thousands of dollars in toys from the organizations truck.

Without WHUR, the holidays would be very bleak for hundreds of children. We are truly thankful that WHUR steps up to the plate every year to make sure the holiday season is joyous for our children, said Denise McCain, Director of the Prince Georges County Family Justice Center, a non-profit supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

KJJY Des Moines Raises $140,000

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

Cumulus-owned KJJY-FM Des Moines raised more than $140,000 in the Two Days of Compassion radiothon on December 11 and 12. Donations benefit Varietys Compassion Fund to help alleviate the stress and financial burden a family faces while their child is hospitali On-air personalzed.

ities, including Hatfield & McCoy, Tony Conrad and Chad Taylor, along with Jacob Beals, helped collect over $140,000 in support of critically ill children and their families in Central Iowa.

Beasley Charlotte Collects $175,000 For Kids

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

The Beasley Media Group cluster in Charlotte raised over $175,000 from its eighth annual Secret Santa Levine Childrens Hospital Radiothon, held December 5. The event was broadcast live from the hospital.

Sinclair Stations Support Child Literacy

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate KSAS-TV and MyTV affiliate KMTW-TV Wichita, Kan., co-sponsored the Polar Xpress Child literacy fundraiser for Child Start. The event raised $24,000 for childrens literacy and Child Start, a local early childhood development non-profit. Over 200 people attended the Polar Xpress dinner and fundraiser, which featured visits with Santa, a holiday item auction and a book drive. The evening was hosted by KSAS anchor Jasmine Haynes.

Spanish Broadcastings KRZZ-FM Raises $490,000

Date Posted: 12/7/2019

Spanish Broadcasting Systems KRZZ-FM San Francisco raised over $490,796 during the 11th annual La Raza Radiothon on December 6 and 7 for the UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital.

From the radio leadership to the DJs energy to the social media coordination, the success of the event was only made possible by the hard work and dedication from each staff member, said General Manager Christian De La Cruz. One hundred percent of the money raised will go back to helping the patients and families at UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospitals in Oakland and allow us to care for all children in the Bay Area, regardless of their familys ability to pay.

KLOL-FM and KTMD-TV Raise $408,193 for Hospital

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Entercoms KLOL-FM and Telemundos KTMD-TV Houston raised $408,000 to benefit Texas Childrens Hospital during its ninth annual Mega Radiothon, held December 5 6. The live broadcast was hosted at KLOLs studio and televised by KTMD-TV. All funds raised benefit Texas Childrens Hospital.

I am thankful to our listeners that helped us achieve our goal, said Entercom SVP and Market Manager Sarah Frazier. Texas Childrens Hospital delivers selfless, admirable work and we are honored to be able to contribute to their efforts of providing medical resources for children in the community.

New Haven Morning Team Raise $162,000 for Holiday Gifts

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Connoisseur Media-owned WPLR-FMs New Haven, Conn., popular morning team, Chaz & AJ, raised over $162,000 in toys and cash for local childrens charities during their annual toy drive on December 6.

The fundraiser featured musical performances from Living Colour, Paul Nelson Band and the students of the Rock House School. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Chasing Classic Cars host Wayne Carini and the local mayors from Bridgeport, New Haven and East Haven appeared as guests during the event.

The amount of generosity from our listeners today was incredible, said Chaz. We are going to make a lot of kids happy this holiday season.

iHearts WKST Pittsburgh Stuffs 70 Buses with Toys

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

iHeartMedia Pittsburghs WKST-FM collected 70 school buses worth of new unwrapped toys during the 16th annual Stuff-A-Bus toy drive, held December 2 - 6 to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. On-air personalities Mikey, Bob, Tall Cathy, and Scottro hosted a live broadcast to encourage listeners to donate toys.

WZPL Collects Over $840,000 For Make-A-Wish

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Cumulus Media-owned WZPL-FM Indianapolis raised a record-breaking $839,638 during the stations 23rd annual "Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon," held December 5 - 6. The station played listeners song requests in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Over the last 23 years, WZPL has helped raise more than $7.5 million for Make-A-Wish.

iHeart Charleston Raises $176,000 For Kids

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

iHeartMedia Charleston, S.C.-area stations WEZL-FM, WSCC-FM and WXLY-FM raised over $176,000 in its 12th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon to benefit Medical University of South Carolina Shawn Jenkins Childrens Hospital. The two-day event, held December 5 - 6, featured on-air personalities and more than 40 inspiring stories from MUSC Shawn Jenkins Childrens Hospital patients and their families.

WYUU-FM Raises $174,715 to Benefit St. Jude Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Beasley Media Groups WYUU-FM Tampa, Fla., raised a record-setting $174,715 during the 10th Annual Promesa y Esperanza Radiothon to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital on December 5-6.

It is with events like the St. Jude radiothon that radio stations and media outlets can apply their reach and messaging power to do something incredibly meaningful, said WYUU-FM Program Director Nio Encendio.

Sioux Falls Cluster Raises $278,000

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Midwest Communications-owned KELO-FM, KRRO-FM, KTWB-FM and KQSF-FM Sioux Falls, S.D., raised $278,000 during the 14th annual Childrens Miracle Network Radiothon for Kids, held December 5 - 6 to benefit Sanford Childrens Hospital. The stations broadcast live for 36 hours from the lobby of the hospital.

iHeart Boston Raises $531,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

iHeartMedias Boston-area stations WBWL-FM, WTBU-FM and WRNX-FM raised $531,000 for local communities and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital on December 5-6. The iHeart Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon was broadcast live on all three stations and featured an in-studio performance by Morgan Evans.

WMIL Radiothon Means $238,000 For St. Jude

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

iHeartMedias WMIL-FM Milwaukee raised over $238,00 during the annual radio for St. Jude Childrens Hospital, held December 5 - 6. On-air personalities encouraged listeners to donate on-air and online throughout the two-day event. Over the last three years, the station has raised almost $700,000 to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

WAVW Raises $43,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

iHeart Medias WAVW-FM Port St. Lucie, Fla.,, exceeded last years total in the Country Cares for St. Jude Radiothon, raising more than $43,000 in an event held December 5 - 6.

KOSI Raises $294,000 For Children With Serious Illnesses

Date Posted: 12/5/2019

Bonnevilles KOSI-FM Denver, Colo., raised $294,043 for the Denver Ronald McDonald House during a live 12-hour broadcast on December 5.

Our entire staff is very proud of our incredibly generous listeners who opened up their hearts to help assist families with housing while they focus on the health of their child, said Program Director Jim Lawson.

KOIT Raises $110,000 to Care for Kids

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

Bonnevilles KOIT-FM San Francisco raised $110,783 to assist children in the Bay Area on Giving Tuesday, December 3. The donations collected during the second 2nd annual Cares For Kids Radiothon benefit UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospitals, part of the Childrens Miracle Network.

WOGL Radiothon Raises $250,000 For Hospital

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

Entercoms WOGL-FM Philadelphia raised $257,000 in the 18th annual Loves Our Kids Radiothon, held December 3 - 4. The money benefits Childrens Miracle Network patient care programs at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.

On behalf of the entire Childrens Hospital community, I would like to thank the WOGL team, and their loyal listeners, volunteers, and sponsors for their ongoing support, said Madeline Bell, president and CEO of Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. The programs funded by radiothon donations make a lasting difference in the lives of our patients and their families, and each year we look forward to raising awareness of these very important services.

KNUC Raises $260,000 in St. Jude Challenge

Date Posted: 11/6/2019

Hubbard Broadcastings KNUC-FM Seattle raised more than $260,000 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in the stations Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon event on December 5 6. St. Jude initially challenged the station to raise $250,000, which the station exceeded by $10,000. In addition to the money raised, KNUC secured 667 new pledge partnerships for St. Jude.

Radio Raises $25 Million for St. Jude

Date Posted: 10/3/2019

About 350 radio stations around the country have raised $25 million in the last year for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, according to this letter from Chris Boysen, senior vice president, field development at St. Jude to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The money raised funds research and enables St. Jude to care for more than 8,000 young cancer patients each year, without ever sending families a bill.

[It is] a powerful testament to the power of radio stations to affect positive change in the communities they serve, said Boysen.

WBAL Fills Backpacks With the Baltimore Ravens for Local Schools

Date Posted: 9/23/2019

Hearsts NBC affiliate WBAL-TV Baltimore packed 300 backpacks with the Baltimore Ravens for the Huddle for 100 community service day on September 23. With members of the team, nearly 40 Hearst employees packaged donations for the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. The initiative asks participants to dedicate 100 minutes of community service in celebration of the 100th NFL season.

WBAL-TV is proud to work with our WBAL News Radio and 98 Rock colleagues for the Baltimore Ravens Huddle for 100 day of community service, said WBAL-TV President and General Manager Dan Joerres. Were excited that our hours of community service will benefit local students.

WFLS-FM Fredericksburg Raises $135,479 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 5/7/2019

Alpha Medias WFL-FM Fredericksburg completed its 11th year of their St. Jude radiothon in March. WFLS listeners raised $135,479 in 2 days.With the help of listeners and sponsors, the station broke its previous fundraising records. Beth Vickers, Market Manager, said, "Its a privilege to lead a team of individuals who are passionate about helping others. Alpha Media Fredericksburg broke last years record and raised over $135,000.00 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. A special thank you to our community and our listeners who were so generous with donations. Results like this make a difference!"

WIBW-FM and KTPK-FM Raise Over $81,000 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

Date Posted: 5/7/2019

Alpha Medias WIBW-FM and KTPK-FM Topeka hosted their annual Country Cares Radiothon on February 14 and 15 in support of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Thanks to a strong community of devoted local listeners, the stations raised more than $81,000, a record-braking amount. Market Manager, Larry Riggins siad St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital has a special place in the hearts of our Alpha Media Topeka staff. We have been raising money for St. Jude since the very first Radiothon in the early 80s and well continue to do so until childhood cancer no longer exists. Thank you to our dedicated staff and our thousands of loyal listeners without whom this would never be possible.

WISN Donates 8,000 New Books to Kids

Date Posted: 5/6/2019

Hearsts ABC affiliate WISN-TV Milwaukee announced on March 26 that for the fourth consecutive year, they have partnered with Disney Publishing Worldwide, Disney|ABC Television Group and First Book for the Magic of Storytelling campaign, providing 8,000 books to four organizations in the area. WISN, with support from Kettle Moraine Heating & Air Conditioning, delivered the brand new books to children at the Penfield Childrens Center, Woodlands East School, and Next Door Foundation in Milwaukee, along with Greater Waukesha Literacy in Waukesha.

These books will open kids up to a world of wonder, possibility and imagination, says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. Theyre on an important journey toward discovering the power of reading. Its very rewarding that we get to play a small part in that.

This initiative has provided roughly 31,500 brand new books to children in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Racine counties since 2015.

The Magic of Storytelling is a nationwide effort that has a significant impact locally, says Ben Lorber, director of programming and public affairs for WISN 12.

KRNY-FM Raises $301,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 5/6/2019

NRG Medias KRNY-FM Kearney, NE raised $301,528 through their radiothon for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, held March 28 and 29. This marks the third consecutive year that over $300,000 has been raised in a radio metro market with only 120,000 people 12+.

KSAS Supports Inner City Kids

Date Posted: 5/6/2019

Sinclairs FOX affiliate KSAS-TV Wichita donated college baseball tickets to League 42. League 42, named in honor of the great Jackie Robinson, is a youth baseball league comprised primarily of inner-city players, ages 5 - 14. Many of the players had never even had the opportunity to play baseball before. FOX Kansas donated tickets to the youth to attend a Wichita State Baseball game in late April.

KWEN-FM Breaks Records for St. Jude Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 3/31/2019

Cox Media Groups KWEN-FM Tulsa raised a record $185,850 during a radiothon, held March 7 - 8 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. KWEN highlighted the stories of St. Jude patients and their families during the live broadcast. Sister station KJSR-FM also broadcast the radiothon and Fox affiliate KOKI personalities helped man the phone bank. In six years, they have raised over $500,000.

We are humbled and honored to have played a role in helping advance treatments for young patients, said KWEN Director of Programming and Branding Matt Bradley.

WWMX-FM Raises $1.3 Million

Date Posted: 3/31/2019

Entercoms WWMX-FM Baltimore raised a record $1.3 million in its 30th annual radiothon, held February 21 22 to benefit Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. In 30 years, WWMX has now more than $23 million.

For thirty years, our friends at the radio station have helped capture the world of Johns Hopkins Childrens Center and brought it to listeners throughout Baltimore and beyond, said Tina Cheng, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Childrens Center.

Grays Fargo Stations Help Make-A-Wish Families

Date Posted: 3/31/2019

Grays NBC affiliate KVLY and CBS affiliate KXJB Fargo, N.D., collected more than 500,000 airline miles for Make-A-Wish North Dakota through its Wishes in Flight drive on February 28. The airline miles will help the non-profit grant wishes for children diagnosed with critical illnesses. Seventy-five percent of wishes involve travel for the patient and their immediate family.

KALC-FM Raises $1.35 Million for St. Jude Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

Entercoms KALC-FM Denver raised $1.35 million during the Alice Cares for Kids Radiothon, held February 13 - 14 to benefit the Childrens Miracle Network at Childrens Hospital Colorado. In 18 years, KALC has raised more than $24 million.

Each year, we are amazed by the outpouring of generosity from the community during the Alice 105.9 Cares for Kids Radiothon, said Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation President and CEO Jen Darling.

KFGE-FM Lincoln Supports St. Jude

Date Posted: 3/1/2019

NRG Medias KFGE-FM Lincoln, Neb., raised $91,000 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during its 17th annual radiothon held February 7 8. The record-breaking event featured inspiring stories from families who never have to pay to receive pediatric cancer treatment.

Zimmer Radio Raises $253,000 for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 3/1/2019

Zimmer Radio Groups KTXY-FM, KSSZ-FM, KCLR-FM and KATI-FM Columbia, Mo., raised $253,000 during the 13th annual Miracles for Kids radiothon, held February 21 22 for MU Womens and Childrens Hospital. On-air personalities and staffers shared personal stories and spoke with families and hospital staff to encourage listener donations.

WBWN-FM Supports St. Jude

Date Posted: 2/22/2019

Cumulus Medias WBWN-FM, WJBC-AM, and WBNQ-FM Bloomington, Ill., raised $103,000 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during the 11th annual Country Cares for St. Jude radiothon on February 14 15. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our community and our stations to beat last years figure by more than $7,000. Our community looks forward to this event every year, said Program Director Dan Westhoff.

Jonesboro Radio Group Raises $374,000 for Make-A-Wish

Date Posted: 2/15/2019

Saga Communications-owned KDXY-FM in Jonesboro, Ark., partnered with Gray Televisions ABC/NBC affiliate KAIT-TV to raise over $374,000 for Make-A-Wish on February 15th. Sagas six-station Jonesboro Radio Group cluster encouraged listeners to donate at any of Sagas 17 designated outdoor roadblocks, give to a school fundraiser, or call in a pledge during the 13-hour event. KDXY has raised over $6 million for Make-A-Wish over the last 21 years.

WRAL-FM Raises $18 Million in 24 Years

Date Posted: 12/31/2018

Capitol Broadcastings WRAL-FM Raleigh raised $402,000 during its 24th annual radiothon for Duke Childrens Hospital, held December 12 - 13. In total, WRAL-FM has raised $18.1 million for the hospital.

KUPL-FM Fundraises for St. Judes

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Alpha Medias KUPL-FM Portland, Ore., raised $250,000 during a radiothon for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital on December 7-8. Since 2009, KUPL has raised over $1.2 million for St. Jude.

To say Im proud of this team is an understatement, said Content Director MoJoe Roberts.

WMIL-FM Raises $225,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

iHeartMedia Milwaukees WMIL-FM raised over $225,000 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in a radiothon held December 6 7. The FM106.1 team is so full of passion and love for the kids of St. Jude and the listeners respond each year in such a big way, said Market President Colleen Valkoun.

iHeartMedia San Diego Cares for Kids

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

iHeartMedias KGB-FM, KHTS-FM, KIOZ-FM, KLSD-AM, KMYI-FM, KOGO-AM, and KSSX-FM San Diego raised $263,000 for Rady Childrens Hospital in a radiothon held December 12 - 13.

WHWY-FM Supports Toys for Tots

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Community Broadcasters WHWY-FM Fort Walton Beach, Fla., collected a record 2,000 bicycles for Toys for Tots during its eighth annual Bikes or Bust, held November 30 December 3. Afternoon host Bo Reynolds lived on a 30-foot platform for four days, despite heavy rain, to raise awareness. Four hundred bikes went to the area most impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Each one of these bikes represents a child that on Christmas morning is going to wake up and have something that they otherwise wouldnt have, Reynolds said. If we can make their Christmas just a little brighter, thats what we set out to do.

Houston Cluster Raises $625,000 For Kids Hospital

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Cox Media Groups (CMG) KKBQ-FM, KGLK-FM, KHPT-FM and KTHT-FM Houston raised $625,000 during a radiothon held December 13 14 for pediatric cancer research, patient care and education at Texas Childrens Hospital.

Giving back to our community means more to everyone at CMG Houston than just about anything else we do. Our on-air talent and behind-the-scenes crew worked 30-plus hours over two days, fighting through fatigue, tears, and pain, to help raise money for pediatric research and care, said Director of Operations Johnny Chiang. Today, TCH patients and their families are a little better off because of my team, and there are no words to describe how proud I am of them.

KSOS-FM Supports Kids with Incarcerated Parents

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Faith Communications KSOS-FM Las Vegas and Hope for Prisoners held a Christmas party on December 13 for 50 families with an incarcerated parent, knowing that 70 percent of kids with incarcerated parents end up in a similar situation. Each family had its own living room Christmas experience with dinner, gifts, music, and a live, decorated Christmas tree. The Nevada Department of Corrections ensured that incarcerated parents could surprise their kids.

WLZL-FM Raises $400,000

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Entercoms WLZL-FM Washington, D.C. raised $442,000 on December 7 during its annual Childrens National Radiothon. WLZL has raised more than $4 million for the hospital in 11 years.

KLUC-FM Toy Drive Breaks Records

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Entercoms KLUC-FM Las Vegas collected $500,000 and filled 37 semi-trucks with toys, including 8,757 bikes during the 20th annual 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive. Morning host Chet Buchanan lived on a platform 30 feet high from November 29 - December 10 to raise awareness. On the fifth morning, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys dressed as St. Nick for the St. Nick Kissing Booth.

WBWL-FM Boston Helps St. Jude Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

WBWL-FM Boston raised $458,000 in the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon held December 7-8. The event featured interviews with patients, a call from recording artist Russell Dickerson, and an in-studio performance from Tyler Rich. WBWL has raised over $1 million for St. Jude in three years.

WDOK-FM Raises $224,000 for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Entercoms WDOK-FM Cleveland raised $224,000 during its Rainbow Radiothon for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital on December 7. The event has raised over $4 million in 16 years. Im thrilled that we are able to showcase how much our community cares for this worthwhile cause. said Entercom Cleveland Senior Vice President and Market Manager Tom Herschel.

WPBG-FM Raises $246,000 for Illinois Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Alpha Medias WPBG-FM Peoria, Ill., raised $246,450 during the Drive for Miracles held December 6 -7 for the OSF HealthCare Childrens Hospital of Illinois. In 18 years, WPBG has raised more than $4 million dollars for the full-service hospital that treats all children, regardless of their ability to pay.

This has become a true labor of love for all of us, said Market Manager Mike Wild. Its a genuine passion that is wonderfully supported by our generous listeners and an outstanding philanthropic community!

WZPL-FM Helps 90 Kids Get Wishes

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Entercoms WZPL-FM Indianapolis raised enough money during its 22nd annual Request-A-Thon, held December 6-7 to allow the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for 90 children.

KFRG-FM Raises $321,000 for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

Entercoms KFRG-FM Riverside, Calif., raised $321,000 for Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital in its 17th annual K-FROGGERS 4 Kids Radiothon on December 5. In total, KFRG has raised $6.7 million to support hospital room improvements, including new beds and sleeper chairs for parents.

WNSH-FM Fundraises for Children

Date Posted: 12/14/2018

Cumulus-owned WNSH-FM New York raised $154,000 for Childrens Miracle Network during its live Miracle for the Kids broadcast on December 14.

This is one of the most magical days of the year at NASH FM 94.7, said Program Director John Foxx. Our community comes together and gives so much hope, love, and support to those who need it the most, the families of Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals.

KLIF-FM Collects $46,000 in Toy Drive

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

Cumuls KLIF-FM Dallas morning show host Ed Wallace of the Wheels with Ed Wallace raised $46,000 during the 30th annual KLIF Kids Toy Drive, held December 1. Bikes, toys and monetary donations from this event benefited Charles Nash Elementary in Fort Worth and the MLK Learning Center in Dallas.

WQNU-FM Collects Thousands of Bikes for Kids

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

Summit Medias WQNU-FM Louisville and its Dingo in the Morning show collected over 2,500 bikes for the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots during its Bikes or Bust 2018. To draw attention to the drive, personalities Dingo and Magic Mike lived on scissor lifts 40 feet in the air from November 15-18, despite freezing temperatures. In three years, WQNU has collected over 6,000 bikes.

The power of radio is alive and well, so use it to make a difference! said Dingo.

Radiothons Raise Money for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Several radiothons supported Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals during the week of September 3:

  • Community Broadcasters WWKT-FM, WFRK-FM, WSIM-FM and WPDT-FM Florence, S.C., raised $114,000 in three days.
  • Cumulus KSKS-FM Fresno, Calif., raised $183,000 during its 20th annual radiothon, almost $14,000 more than last year, during its 30-hour event.
  • Univisions KXTN-FM San Antonio raised nearly $60,000 in its 15th annual Tejanos for Kids radiothon, featuring local artists who shared their personal experiences.

KNXV-TV Phoenix Collects Bikes for Kids in Foster Care

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate KNXV-TV teamed up with Earnhardt Auto Centers throughout the month of September for the Recycle Your Bicycle campaign, which renovates used bikes to donate them, like-new, to Arizona foster children. During a phone bank held September 26, they collected $22,355 for bike supplies like tubes, tires, new seats and cleaning supplies.

WTMX-FM Chicago Raises $1 Million for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 9/30/2018

Hubbards WTMX-FM Chicago, Ill., raised $1 million during its 19th annual radiothon for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital. During the week of August 20, on air personalities Eric Ferguson, Melissa McGurren and Whip hosted the five-day MIX Kids for Lurie Childrens, which culminated with a live broadcast and check presentation in a garden on the 11th floor of the hospital.

CBS Dallas Raises $200,000 to Fight Childhood Cancer

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

CBS-owned KTVT-TV Dallas / Ft. Worth raised $200,000 for Childrens Cancer Fund during a Tug of War event held August 11. During the event, teams including the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers competed in a friendly match up of east vs. west. Read more about the day of family fun here.

Alpha Media, Canton Raises Over $200,000 with Wish-A-Thon

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

Alpha Medias WHBC-AM/FM Canton, Ohio, raised $213,000 in the Wishes Can Happen radiothon held August 9 10. Families with sick children shared how their lives were touched by granted wishes, such as princess birthday parties, meeting celebrities, shopping sprees, room remodels, backyard swing sets, Disney experiences and trips to New York City, the San Diego Zoo, and Arizona dude ranches. Special tributes were made for children that didnt survive their illnesses.

Coast-To-Coast Radiothons Help Childrens Miracle Network

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

Radio stations that held radiothons in August for the Childrens Miracle Networks Hospitals include:

- Entercoms Greenville, S.C., cluster (WYRD-FM, WTPT-FM, WFBC-FM, WFBC-FM, WROQ-FM, WORD-AM WSPA-AM/FM) raised $238,000
- Wheeler Broadcastings WSLC-FM Roanoke, Va., raised $136,000
- iHeartMeadias KSSK-FM Honolulu raised $289,000

Bonnevilles KIRO-FM Seattle Wins Murrow

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Date Posted: 8/3/2018

Bonnevilles KIRO-FM Seattle won a Murrow award for its story Homeless Girls Join Their First Girl Scout troop at Marys Place. Marys Place, a Seattle homeless shelter, hosts Girl Scout meetings on Wednesday nights, providing many girls with their first opportunity to participate in scouting. The troop welcomes girls of all ages, from four to 18. A 13-year-old scout said that through the troop, she has learned to be kind, respect others and to refrain from bullying. Kids just want to have a sense of normal, said Tanita Horton, one of the troops leaders. I think that this certainly brings some of that to them. Listen to the story here.

Rincon Radiothon Nets $96K For Kids Health Center

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

Rincon Broadcastings KIST-FM and KSPE-FM raised almost $96,000 through their eight annual radiothon, held in mid-July. The event surpassed last years total by more than 21 percent. The money raised will help Cottage Childrens Health Center to open their renovated and expanded pediatrics hospital with a state-of-the-art design and equipment.

WLZL-FM Holds Record Breaking Radiothon

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

Entercoms WLZL-FM Washington D.C. has raised a record-breaking $357,000 for St. Jude Childrens Hospital in a radiothon held July 19. In three years, the station has raised more than $800,000. Acting Program Director Candy Cintron praised the team effort from on-air talent, the promotions department and volunteers who answered phones.

KYW-TV Raises Over $7 Million for Pediatric Cancer Research

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

CBS Television Stations KYW-TV Philadelphia held their 12th annual Alex Scott Telethon, a 14-hour on-air benefit for the Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation, on June 14. The event raised a record $7 million for pediatric cancer research. Over its 12 years on-air, the event has raised nearly $32 million for the cause.

The Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by four-year-old terminal cancer patient Alexandra Scott, who held a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer.

Sinclair Stations Support Child Advocacy

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

Sinclairs Fox affiliate KSAS-TV and MyNetworkTV affiliate KMTW Wichita helped the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County (CACSC) raise over $31,000 in their annual Golf Tournament, held May 7. The event raised almost $10,000 more than last year. The money funds CACSCs efforts to care for abused children and to increase public awareness about abuse, neglect, and trafficking.

Johnjay & Rich Help Foster Kids

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

The Johnjay and Rich #LoveUp Foundation presented 100 graduating eighth-grade foster kids with new Chromebook laptop computers. They partnered with an Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) pilot program geared towards closing the technology and education gap that children in foster care face. Nationally, fewer than 70 percent of foster youth graduate from high school. The students will participate in training on how to use the laptops and in the Phoenix Police Departments Internet Safety program.

This program is groundbreaking, said #LoveUp co-founder Rich Berra. Putting technology and training into the hands of these kids will pave the way for their education and their futures.

WBRZ-TV Helps St. Jude Raise $1 Million

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

Manship Stations ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge raised $1 million for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during the Live St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Special on June 10. All 10,000 tickets were sold in record time. WBRZ anchors Sylvia Weatherspoon and John Pastorek hosted the live event, which included interviews with St. Jude patients and their families, who never receive a bill for their care. Grand prize winner Dominique Banks won a brand-new 3,000 square foot home valued at $550,000.

WXIX-TV Cincinnati Raises $875,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

Raycom Medias Fox affiliate WXIX-TV Cincinnati raised $875,000 during the St. Jude Research Hospital Dream Home giveaway on June 8th. WXIX viewers could purchase a ticket to win a brand-new home. All proceeds went to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital. Families never pay for their childs treatment at St. Jude and receive assistance with other expenses. WXIX ran a significant amount of on-air and social media promotion during two day-long Sell-A-Thons to encourage sales and tell the stories of children at St. Judes. In three years, WXIX has raised more than $2.5 million for St. Jude.

Beasleys WNKS-FM Launches Play Anything Day

Date Posted: 6/28/2018

Beasleys WNKS-FM Charlotte morning show took requests in exchange for donations during the seventh annual Play Anything Day marathon on May 23 to benefit the Levine Childrens Hospital. In addition to the marathon broadcast, local restaurant Peculiar Rabbit hosted a special Play Anything Day Happy Hour, with a portion of food sales benefiting Levine Childrens Hospital.

WMMR-FM Makes Wigs for Sick Kids in Philadelphia

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

Beasley Media Groups WMMR-FM personality Kathy Romano hosted her 11th annual Kathys Cuts on April 13 to benefit Wigs for Kids. The event produced over 123 wigs to benefit Wigs for Kids, a nonprofit organization that helps sick children achieve a sense of normalcy. The radio station is a voice to get the word out, and the listeners step up to make the donation, said Promotion Director Eric Simon. Its a proud moment for WMMR to be a part of something very special.

Alpha Media Watertown Raises $115,000 for Childrens Miracle Network

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Alpha Medias KDLO-FM and KSDR-FM Watertown, S.D., raised over $115,000 for Childrens Miracle Network in a radiothon held April 12 - 13. The stations broadcast live each day for 12 hours and received promotional support from sister stations KIXX-FM and KWAT-FM.

WJRT-TV Awarded Service to Community Award for Television Medium Market

Date Posted: 4/1/2018

In the most populated county in the stations DMA, 4,500 children under the age of three live below the poverty line. Because state and federal assistance cannot be used to buy diapers, many of these children are forced to stay in the same diaper for days at a time. During the ABC12 Diaper Drive, the station reported live during the days newscasts and broke into programming to show people bringing donations of money and supplies. One of the stations news anchors helped start the initiative 10 years ago, and eventually became a co-founder of the Flint Diaper Bank, a non-profit organization with no administrative costs. With the help of the initiative, the Flint Diaper Bank now helps deliver one million diapers to families in need each year.

KTXY-FM Awarded Service to Community Award for Radio Small Market

Date Posted: 4/1/2018

KTXYs 2017 Childrens Miracle Network (CMN) Radiothon marked the 11th year Zimmer Radio and Marketing Group has partnered with CMN and the Missouri Universitys Childrens Hospital. In that time, the station has raised more than 2.3 million dollars to help benefit sick children in mid-Missouri. The 2017 Miracles for Kids Radiothon raised over $250,000, and the initiative has won numerous Corporate Awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association and is considered one of the top local radiothons by Childrens Miracle Network.

Alpha Media, Mankato Raises Over $77,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 3/31/2018

Alpha Medias KYSM-FM and KEEZ-FM Mankato, Minn., held a two-day radiothon in March for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, raising over $77,000. The stations broadcasted live each day for 12 hours. Sister stations KRBI and KMKO also supported with additional promotional activities.

Each year our greater communities continue to amaze with their generosity, said Alpha Media Mankato Market Manager Bob Rose. Year after year its a pleasure to say that Southern Minnesota residents are true believers in the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital mission, evident by their enthusiasm to donate and become Partners in Hope.

Univision Radio Raises $4.3 Million for St. Jude

Date Posted: 3/31/2018

Univision Radio raised $4.3 million in 14 markets for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during the Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope) event, held February 1-2. Thanks to events such as this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Univisions national event has raised more than $65 million for St. Jude over the years. The on-air push coincided with a social media campaign, #ThisShirtSavesLives, encouraging Univision listeners and staff share photos while wearing their This Shirt Saves Lives shirt from St. Jude.

Arkansas Stations Support Make-A-Wish

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Saga Communications KDXY-FM, KEGI-FM and KJBX-FM, and Raycom Medias ABC and NBC affiliate KAIT-TV Jonesboro, Ark., raised a record $421,000 in the annual Have-A-Heart Wishathon, held February 16. In the events 20-year history, the stations have raised over $5 million for the Make-A- Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with critical illnesses. The average wish costs about $8,000. Weve made Make-A-Wish a household word in this region, said Sagas Jonesboro President and General Manager Trey Stafford.

Springfield, Ill., Radio Raises $182,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Neuhoff Medias WXAJ-FM, WFMB-FM, and WDZQ-FM Springfield, Ill., raised $182,000 in the St. Jude Cares for Kids Radiothon, held February 15 - 16. Neuhoff Media has raised approximately $2 million for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in the last 30 years. Host John Spalding has participated every year.

KLLL-FM Raises $97,000 for Lubbock Hospital

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Alpha Medias KLLL-FM Lubbock, Tx., raised $97,000 during the 36 Hours of Miracles radiothon for Childrens Miracle Network, held February 21 - 22. In 20 years, the station has raised $3.9 million. I am very blessed to have Sean Dillon and Jeff Scott lead our team for a cause in which we are all extremely committed, said Market Manager Jay Richardson.

KTTS-FM Raises $162,00 For St. Jude

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Scripps KTTS-FM Springfield Mo.. raised $161,000 during its St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Radiothon held March 1 2. During the event, listeners heard stories about how St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital impacts countless local families.

WFLS Raises Over $131,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Alpha Medias WFLS-FM Fredericksburg, Va., raised $131,000 with their annual radiothon for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, held March 1 2. The two-day radiothon culminated with a Family Fun Festival celebration on March 3.

KYW-TV Philly Hosts Ronald McDonald Telethon

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

CBS-owned KYW-TV and CBS-owned CW affiliate WPSG-TV Philadelphia raised over $1 million in their ninth annual Change the Luck of a Child live telethon benefitting the local Ronald McDonald House Charities on March 27. The event featured on-air personalities from local CBS stations, including KYW-TV, KYW-AM WOGL-FM, WPHT-AM, WXTU-FM, sports talk WIP-FM, and WTDY-FM. Special guests included Eagles Cheerleaders, plus the 76ers Dunk Team, dancers and mascot Swoop. The event has raised more than $7.4 million since 2010.

Record Amount Raised By South Dakota Cluster

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Townsquares KKLS-FM, KMXC-FM, KIKN-FM, KSOO-AM, KYBB-FM Sioux Falls raised a record $329,000 for Sanford Childrens Hospital in the Cure Kids Cancer radiothon, held March 22-23. All proceeds benefit Sanford Childrens Hospital in Sioux Falls.

WCAU and WWSI Answer Calls About Foster Care

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

NBC-owned WCAU-TV and Telemundos WWSI-TV Philadelphia hosted a live phone bank on March 1 for families interested in providing foster care. During the two-and-a-half hour phone bank, recruitment experts from Philadelphias Department of Human Services and its 25 provider agencies answered questions in English and Spanish. With nearly 6,000 youth in Philadelphia living in foster care at any given time, NBC10 and Telemundo62 are committed to raising awareness about the need for families to provide loving homes for these children, said General Manager Ric Harris.

KALC-FM Raises $1.3 Million for Denver Hospital

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Entercoms KALC-FM Denver raised $1.3 million for the Childrens Hospital Colorado in its 17tt annual Alice 105.9 Cares for Kids Radiothon, held February 89. In 17 years, KALC has raised more than $23.25 million to fund research and programs for the Childrens Miracle Network.

WNCY-FM Raises $315,000 in Green Bay

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Midwest Communications WNCY-FM Green Bay raised $315,000 in its annual radiothon for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, held February 8-9. In 21 years, WNCY-FM has raised nearly $5 million

WMAS-FM Hosts Record Radiothon

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Cumulus WMAS-FM Springfield, Mass., raised a record $245,367 in its Childrens Miracle Network Radiothon, March 6 7. WMAS has raised over $4.5 million since 2002. All proceeds go to the to benefit Baystate Childrens Hospital.

Tri-Cities Stations Raise Over $395,000

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

Holston Valley Broadcastings WVEK-FM, WTFM-FM, WRZK-FM and WKPT-FM Johnson City, Tenn., raised $395,000 for the only childrens hospital in the region during their sixth annual Niswonger Childrens Hospital Radiothon, held February 26 - 27. Since its inception six years ago, the radiothon has raised more than $1,400,000.

Our radio stations are always looking for ways to give back to our community, said Holston Valley Broadcasting President David Widener. Since its beginning, the radiothon has raised more than $1,400,000.

KBRJ-FM Anchorage Raises $83,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

Alpha Medias KBRJ-FM Anchorage raised $83,000 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in its 22nd annual radiothon, held January 25-26. Over the past 22 years Alaskans have contributed over $1.9 million dollars to support life-saving research and care.

This year we created the Heart of Hope, placing a sticky note with the name of every Partner in Hope on the window of the KBEAR Studio, said Program Director Matt Valley. So many names were added it became the Blob of Hope and filled the entire window!

Alpha Medias WCEN-FM Hemlock, Mich. Raises $75,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

Alpha Medias WCEN-FM Hemlock, Mich. raised $75,303 with the 15th Annual Moose Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon, held January 25-26. In 15 years, the station has raised over $1 million in the radiothon.

Were always humbled by the generosity of Moose listeners, said Program Director Joby Phillips. We always call this the two most important days each year at the station and our listener family has never let us down.

Seattle Radio Raises $817,000 for the Kids

Date Posted: 12/25/2017

iHeartMedias KBKS-FM Seattle raised $817,000 in a radiothon held on December 13. In 15 years, Benders One Big KISS for Seattle Childrens Hospital Radiothon has raised more than $15.7 million. This wouldnt happen without the amazing Bender and Molly on 106.1 KISS FM, said Michele Smith of the Seattle Childrens Hospital Foundation board of trustees. They have such passion for Seattle Childrens and I think it really shows in the way their listeners contribute to the hospital every year.

WUSN-FM Raises $723,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 12/21/2017

Entercom Communications Corp.s WUSN-FM Chicago partnered with St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to host a Country Cares for St. Jude Kids two-day radiothon. The event raised $723,106 for treatment and elimination of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude.

KWHL-FM Raises Over $43,000 for Toys for Tots

Date Posted: 12/15/2017

Alpha Medias KWHL-FM Anchorage collaborated with the U.S. Marines to host their 25th Annual Toys for Tots toy drive. Broadcasting live for the three-day event on December 13-15, the KWHL-FM on-air team collected thousands of toys and raised over $43,000 for Alaskan children.

People dont realize this drive isnt just for Anchorage, but for the entire state of Alaska, said KWHL-FM Program Director Brad Stennett. The community really stepped up in a major way and we could not be more thankful."

Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothons Raise Thousands

Date Posted: 12/14/2017

Beasley Media Groups WQYK-FM Tampa, Entercoms WUSN-FM Chicago and Cumulus Media Inc.s WIVK-FM Knoxville all partnered with St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to host Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothons, raising funds for the treatment and elimination of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. WQYK-FM raised $300,620; WUSN-FM raised $723,106; and WIVK-FM raised $307,319.

WIVK-FM Raises Over $307K For St. Jude Childrens

Date Posted: 12/11/2017

Cumulus Media Inc.s WIVK-FM Knoxville raised $307,319 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital through their two-day Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon. Radio professionals from stations WIVK-FM, WNML-FM and WOKI-FM offered support, answering phones and recording donations throughout the radiothon.

Alpha Media, Fort Dodge Provides More Than 500 Bikes for Tykes

Date Posted: 12/11/2017

Alpha Medias KIAQ-FM, KXFT-FM, KTLB-FM, KKEZ-FM, KZLB-FM, KWMT-AM and KVFD-AM Fort Dodge held their Bikes for Tykes fundraiser November 28 December 12. This years event collected 523 new bicycles to benefit Operation Christmas Church Women United and Upper Des Moines Opportunity. To date, Bikes for Tykes has collected over 3,500 bicycles for less fortunate children in the Fort Dodge area. Its great to be able to receive so many donations so we can help less fortunate kids in our community have a wonderful Christmas, said Alpha Media, Fort Dodge Market Manager Steve Grgossweiler. Our staff worked diligently to get the word out and help raise donations of cash and brand-new bicycles.  Once again, Bikes for Tykes was a complete success!

WCVB-TV Grants Big Wishes for Local Kids

Date Posted: 12/11/2017

Hearsts ABC affiliate WCVB-TV Boston partnered with the Home for Little Wanderers to help holiday wishes come true for thousands of children and families through their Big Wishes gift drive, December 14-20. The Home for Little Wanderers makes a positive impact on over 7,000 lives each year through a network of services including behavioral health, therapeutic residential and special education, adoption and foster care. As a 25-year media partner of the Home for Little Wanderers, WCVB-TV held a day-long tel-event and aired a PSA to promote the Big Wishes gift drive.

KUPL-FM Raises $207,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 12/8/2017

Alpha Medias KUPL-FM Portland, Ore., raised $207,410 with their fourth annual St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital radiothon on December 7 - 8. Numerous families and kids shared their stories during the live broadcast. It takes teamwork to bring this event to life and through our collective efforts, we are that much closer to stomping out cancer, said Content Director MoJoe Roberts.

WPBG-FM Raises $182,000 for Childrens Hospital of Illinois

Date Posted: 12/8/2017

Alpha Medias WPBG-FM Peoria, Ill., raised $182,000 in its Drive for Miracles radiothon, held December 7 8. Morning show personalities Riley and Nancy Flagg broadcast live from the hospital. In 16 years, the event has raised nearly $4 million for the Childrens Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, which serves children regardless of their ability to pay. Several of our team members have personal experience with the Childrens Hospital of Illinois, so this is a genuine passion for all of us, said Market Manager Mike Wild.

WGN-TV Collects 37,000 Toys for Charity

Date Posted: 12/8/2017

Tribune Broadcasting Companys WGN-TV Chicago held their 15th annual Drive-Thru Toy Drive on December 8. For the first time, WGN-TV partnered with Chance The Rappers youth empowerment charity, SocialWorks. The five-hour fundraising campaign collected a record 37,000 toys for children and families throughout Chicago.

Beasleys WMGC-FM Launches Bikes for Kids

Date Posted: 12/8/2017

Beasley Media Groups WMGC-FM Detroit launched its Bikes for Kids holiday collection with four live broadcasts on November 20. The stations morning personalities BIGG, Foolish and Shay asked their listeners to donate new bikes to benefit local children this holiday season. With collections held on December 1, 8, 15 and 16, WMGC-FM was able to provide 130 new bikes to children in the community. There is nothing like the generosity and big hearts of the people of Detroit, said WMGC-FMs Morning Personality BIGG. That has inspired us to weave our way into it. Giving a bicycle to kids in need for the holidays is a way we love to do it!

Beasley Media Groups WQYK-FM Radiothon Raises $300,620

Date Posted: 12/7/2017

Beasley Media Groups WQYK-FM Tampa partnered with St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to host a Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon on December 7 and 8. The two-day fundraising event collected a total of $300,620 to benefit St. Jude.

Alpha Media Louisville Raises $130,000 for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 12/5/2017

Alpha Medias WXMA-FM, WDJZ-FM, WGZB-FM, WMJM-FM and WGHL-FM Louisville, Ky., raised $131,000 during a radiothon for Norton Childrens Hospital November 16 17. The radiothon helps the hospital purchase equipment, expand care and develop life-saving research for more than 170,000 children yearly. Norton Childrens Hospital is an integral part of this community and we are proud to partner with them, said Market Manager Bill Gentry. The entire Alpha Media staff once again went above and beyond all expectations and helped deliver some outstanding results.

WOIO and WUAB Collect Thousands of Toys

Date Posted: 12/5/2017

Raycoms CBS affiliate WOIO and MyNetworkTV affiliate WUAB Cleveland partnered with local organizations to benefit thousands of children throughout Northeast Ohio. The seventh annual Share your Holidays fundraising event, held December 4-8, raised nearly a ton of non-perishable food items, over 2,000 coats and truckloads of new, unwrapped toys.

Pittsburghs KISS Stuffs Buses with Toys

Date Posted: 12/4/2017

iHeartMedias WKST-FM Pittsburgh collected enough toys to fill 59 buses during the 14th annual Stuff A Bus drive, surpassing last years total of 57 buses. The new and unwrapped toys will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. KISS The Morning Freak Shows on-air personalities Mikey and Bob, along with Tall Cathy and Scottro, broadcast live. Stuff A Bus received toys from individual listeners and their families, as well as local schools, public safety departments, and neighboring businesses.

KPLX-FM Dallas Collects $230,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 12/3/2017

Cumuluss KPLX-FM Dallas raised $230,477 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during a series of events, November 30 - December 3. The station raised $215,000 during the annual 99.5 The Wolfs Hunt for a Cure, Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Broadcast, held November 30 - December 1. On-air personalities shared heart-warming stories about the children and families assisted by St. Jude. KPLX raised an additional $15,000 on December 3, when 10 of todays biggest country artists participated in the annual 10 Man Jam acoustic guitar event.

WCVB-TV Collects Teddy Bears for Kids

Date Posted: 12/3/2017

Hearsts ABC affiliate WCVB-TV Boston joined Spaulding Rehab Hospital and the Four Seasons Boston for the annual Teddy Bear Tea this December. Guests were invited to donate a teddy bear to be gifted to local Boston organizations that benefit children in need. Each year, the event collects over 5,000 bears for Boston area children, with over 100,000 bears collected to date. WCVB-TV anchor Emily Riemer helped distribute hundreds of bears to the pediatric patients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on December 21.

Radiothon Raises $103,000 for Kids

Date Posted: 12/3/2017

Community Broadcasters WBDR-FM and WOTT-FM Watertown, N.Y., raised $103,000 in a radiothon for Childrens Miracle Network, held November 1 - 2. The funds stay local, supporting services at pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. Since 2001, the stations have raised nearly $2 million. Jim Leven, Community President and CEO, said, Im so proud of Lance Hale and Johnny Spezzano, who have been hosting the CMN Radiothon for nearly 20 years, for their tireless help. The north country audience is amazingly generous and help us to fulfill our mission as Community Broadcasters.

Radio Hosts Collect 10,000 Toys

Date Posted: 12/1/2017

Hubbard Radios WIL-FM St. Louis exceeded their goal of collecting 10,000 toys in the Bikes, Balls and Barbies drive for the local Salvation Army. The 36-hour toy drive, held December 1 - 2, was broadcast live and on Facebook Live. The entire WIL-FM on-air staff participated and welcomed special guests, including Kim Hudson of Tribunes Fox affiliate KTVI-TV. Hubbard Broadcasting continues to be the platinum standard for live, local talent with an unfaltering dedication to our community, said Program Director Scott Roddy. Bud and Broadway and the entire New Country 92.3 Home Team worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most: kids! I continue to be humbled by our communitys response and so grateful for our generous followers who made this happen.

WPBB-FM Collects Thousands of Toys for Kids

Date Posted: 12/1/2017

Beasley Media Groups WPBB-FM Tampa morning personalities Chadd & Kristi held their 17th annual "Toys for Tots Toy Drive" on December 1. The all-day live broadcast encouraged donations, collecting tens of thousands of toys to benefit less fortunate families throughout the Tampa Bay community. We are so excited to be doing our 17th annual marathon Toys for Tots Toy Drive because it is such an amazing day, knowing that through our listeners and partners help, we are putting smiles on thousands of kids faces right here in Tampa Bay, said Morning Show Host and Program Director Chadd Thomas.

WTOC-TV Collects over 1,200 Toys for Tots

Date Posted: 11/30/2017

Raycoms CBS Affiliate WTOC-TV Savannah partnered with the U.S. Marines for a Toys for Tots toy drive. More than doubling the number of toys collected by WTOC-TV last year, they collected over 1,200 toys this year. In total the U.S. Marines collected 29,000 toys, books and stocking stuffers across southeast Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry this year to make the holidays a happier time for 23,000 kids.

KSAS-TV and KMTW Support Child Literacy

Date Posted: 11/18/2017

Sinclairs Fox affiliate KSAS-TV and MyNetwork TV affiliate KMTW-TV Wichita supported Child Starts The Polar Express event on November 18. The stations distributed crayons, coloring sheets and brochures promoting Sinclairs "Kids Click Cartoon" lineup. At the event, dozens of books were collected and nearly $5,000 was raised through a live auction (compared to $2,100 last year).

Beasley Charlotte Stations Collect 8,000 Meals for Children

Date Posted: 11/4/2017

Beasley Media Groups WSOC-FM, WNKS-FM, WPEG-FM, WBAV-FM, WBCN-AM and WSPK-FM Charlotte partnered with Hendrick Automotive Group and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to fill 1,000 backpacks with eight nutritious, easy to prepare and ready to eat non-perishable meals to benefit local children in need. The groups gathered on November 4 at Coyote Joes in Charlotte. Nashville Big Machine Artist Brett Young performed at the event.

TEGNA to Award 270 Community Grants

Date Posted: 11/1/2017

The TEGNA Foundation announced that its second round of community grants for 2017 will provide funding to 270 nonprofit organizations across Tegnas 38 markets. Most grants are between $4,000 - $7,000. The grants foster education, economic development, youth programs, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment. They also support programs that promote and celebrate the diversity. These grants empower and help well-deserving nonprofit organizations address critical hardships in our local communities, assist those in need and help make a difference in many peoples lives, said President and CEO Dave Lougee. We are proud to support these organizations and, alongside our stations, look forward to working with them to serve the greater good of our communities.

KYW Philly Raises $6.5 Million for Pediatric Cancer Research

Date Posted: 7/27/2017

CBS-owned KYW-TV and CBS-owned CW affiliate WPSG-TV Philadelphia raised a record $6.5 million on June 8 during the 11th annual "Alex Scott Telethon" to benefit pediatric cancer research. In 11 years, the event has raised nearly $24 million. The live broadcast included personalities from KYW-TV, CBS Radios WOGL-FM, WPHT-AM, KYW-AM, WIP-FM, WXTU-FM and WTDY-FM, coaches from St. Josephs University and Temple University, plus mascots from the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and 76ers.

Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation evolved from four-year-old cancer patient Alexandra Alex Scott, who held a lemonade stand in 2000 to raise money to help find a cure for childhood cancer. The annual Lemonade Days, when thousands of volunteers across the country host lemonade stands to fundraise.

St. Jude Praises Radio to FCC

Date Posted: 7/26/2017

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital recently sent this letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to let him know how appreciative they are for all the work that radio does for them. The letter states that radio stations across the country generated more than $20 million over the past year to help fight childhood cancer.

Beasley Media Charlotte Highlights Local Radio at Teen Conference

Date Posted: 7/18/2017

Beasley Media Groups WSOC-FM, WNKS-FM, WKQC-FM, WPEG-FM, WBAV-FM, WBCN-FM Charlotte partnered with the Teen Health Connection to host the Youth to Youth Southern States Conference Extreme Skill Workshop on July 18. Krista Stout and Chele Fassig from Beasley Media Charlotte hosted a session entitled Social Impact of Local Radio on Youth. The goal of the all-day workshop was to teach the teens how local radio combined with social media has the unique power to enhance and strengthen community participation and create positive messages to help with cyberbullying, self-esteem.

WBRZ Stuffs the Bus with Nearly $40,000 Worth of School Supplies

Date Posted: 7/11/2017

Manship Stations ABC affiliate WBRZ-TV Baton Rouge stuffed four buses with nearly $40,000 worth of school supplies they collected during the 10th annual Stuff the Bus campaign, held July 12. The drive benefited many students and teachers, including those still recovering from the 2016 flood.

Wyoming Radio Supports St. Jude

Date Posted: 6/28/2017

Legend Communications KGWY-FM, Gillette, Wyo.; KZMQ-FM, Cody, Wyo.; and KLGT-FM, Buffalo-Sheridan, Wyo., raised over $100,000 during their annual St. Jude Radiothons. In the past 11 years, the stations have raised more than $1.2 million. St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital is dedicated to saving lives and finding cures for childhood cancers.

Amarillo Country Radio Fundraises for Rotary Youth

Date Posted: 6/5/2017

Alpha Medias KGNC-FM Amarillo raised $60,553 for the Amarillo Area Rotary Youth Baseball League in their 24th annual Charity Golf Classic, held June 5. To date, the Charity Golf Classic has raised $908,000.

WBVR-FM Raises $92,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 1/27/2017

Forever Communications WBVR-FM Bowling Green, Ky. raised $92,000 in its 25th annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon, held January 26-27. In the radiothons 24-year history, WBVR has raised more than $2,000,000 to fight childhood cancer.

Pittsburgh Station Stuffs 57 Buses

Date Posted: 12/29/2016

iHeartMedias WKST-FM Pittsburgh filled a record 57 buses with toys for U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The 2016 Stuff-A-Bus campaign surpassed last years total of 52 buses filled.

KNXVs Operation Santa Claus Raises Over $1 Million

Date Posted: 12/29/2016

Scripps ABC affiliate KNXV-TV Phoenix raised more than $1 million 15th annual "Operation Santa Claus" drive, held December 21. The funds benefit Military Assistance Mission (MAM), Ronald McDonald House, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and St. Marys Food Bank Alliance. The month-long campaign concluded with a human chain of volunteers packing donations.

KTTC Gathers Truck Full of Gifts

Date Posted: 12/28/2016

Quincys NBC affiliate KTTC Rochester, Minn. collected a truck full of gifts for Christmas Anonymous on December 3. Gail Sauter, Vice President of Christmas Anonymous, said that the drive served more than 600 families with about 1,600 children this holiday season.

KOMC and KRZK Help Salvation Army

Date Posted: 12/28/2016

Earls Family Broadcastings KOMC-AM/FM and KRZK-FM Branson, Mo. aired a news story about the local Salvation Army being $5,000 short on their goals. A listener heard the story and subsequently visited the Salvation Army thrift store with a check for the needed $5,000.

KTVL Hosts Toy Drive

Date Posted: 12/28/2016

Sinclairs CBS affiliate KTVL-TV and Opus Radios KCNA-FM, KRVC-FM and KROG-FM Medford, Ore. collected 3,500 holiday toys for children and teenagers in the 9th Annual Community Toy Drive, held November 21 December 19. This included 15 bicycles and helmets and hundreds of gift cards.

Cumulus Nashville Collects Thousands of Toys

Date Posted: 12/28/2016

Cumulus Medias Nashville stations WKDF-FM, WGFX-FM, WQQK-FM, WWTN-FM and WSM-FM brought the community together on December 6 to create a "Toy Field" at Nashvilles Nissan Stadium. The stations collected thousands of gifts during the 9th annual event, benefitting The Salvation Armys Forgotten Angel program, which reached almost 9,000 people.

Univision Houston Celebrates the Holidays

Date Posted: 12/28/2016

Univision Houston distributed 1,500 toys to local families and children at the Univision Houston Fiestas Navideas at PlazAmericas, held December 4. The event included activities, a visit with Santa, a tamale contest, magicians and music. Univision Houston also helped 50 children in the community through the Salvation Armys Angel Tree Program.

WGN Gives Away More Than 15,000 Toys

Date Posted: 12/28/2016

Tribunes CW affiliate WGN-TV Chicago collected 15,000 toys during its 14th annual The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive on December 22. The five-hour event featured holiday entertainment, Santa Clause and an appearance by Jennifer and Julia Hudson.

KWHL-FM Anchorage Supports Toys for Tots

Date Posted: 12/28/2016

Alpha Medias KWHL-FM Anchorage raised $36,000 for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The three-day radiothon was held December 7 9.

WSAW-WZAW Sets New Share Your Holidays Record

Date Posted: 12/28/2016

Gray Televisions CBS affiliate WSAW-TV and WZAW-TV Wausau, Wis., shattered records by raising more than $90,000 in its Share Your Holidays drive, held December 2 22. The campaign benefits the food pantries at The Salvation Army of Wausau and The Neighbors Place. The previous record was $63,432. In 14 years, the campaign has raised more than $500,000.

Wisconsin Radio Delivers 2,000 Gifts

Date Posted: 12/27/2016

Evangel Ministries WEMI-FM Appleton, Wi. collected more than 2,000 Christmas Care shoe box gifts in the 19th annual Christmas Care drive, benefitting 35 local crisis programs and emergency rooms. Shelter staff and hospital emergency room workers watch carefully for patients who are in crisis or lack adequate clothing. A staff member at St. Marys Medical Center in Green Bay described one event: A tall, elderly man who had fallen came in for our help and he ended up staying overnight. He was upset with the thought of spending Christmas in the hospital. There was a Christmas Care gift marked for a tall man, and we gave that to him. He was tearful - and told us it was the only present he had gotten in years - he was delighted by the gift, and said that this made his Christmas. Thank you!

WTTG Helps Grant Young Superheros Wish

Date Posted: 12/16/2016

Fox-owned WTTG-TV Washington, D.C. and Make-A-Wish granted a wish to 5-year-old cancer patient Kaheem by having the Superhero Council ask for his help in saving D.C. on December 16. Kaheem spent the day riding in cop cars and fire trucks pursuing his dream of saving people and being a superhero. Station personalities and fellow superheroes cheered him on at all five stops during the all-day adventure, which included WTTGs studios, Capitol Hill and the Newseum.

WRIT-FM Fundraiser Breaks Records

Date Posted: 12/2/2016

iHeartMedias WRIT-FM Milwaukee raised a record $293,500 during its eight annual Make-A-Wish Radio-A-Thon, held December 1 - 2. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. 95.7 BIG FM is proud to share stories of hope, courage, and holiday spirit during our Make-A-Wish Radio-A-Thon, said Vice President of Programming Brett Andrews.

KOYE Raises Over $92,000 for the Childrens Miracle Network

Date Posted: 10/20/2016

Alpha Medias KOYE-FM Frankston, Tx. helped raise $92,000 for the Childrens Miracle Network during its fourth annual two-day radiothon. The radiothon was held October 20-21 and all proceeds were donated to local East Texas families needing medical assistance from the Childrens Miracle Network at Trinity Mother Frances hospitals and clinics. KOYE has a fantastic staff and caring audience. We are proud that our listeners gave from their hearts in such a big way, remarked KOYE Sales Manager Corinna Ruiz.

WLAU-FM Raises $225,000 for Children

Date Posted: 6/2/2016

TeleSouth Communications WLAU-FM Heidelberg, Miss. raised $225,000 for the Palmer Home for Children on June 2 in the fourth annual SuperTalk Mississippi Radiothon. The radiothon nearly doubled last years total of $128,000. The donations keep Palmer House operational and able to provide food, education and counseling for more than 100 children who are currently staying at its two facilities.

WHPT-FM Supports Kids With Cancer

Date Posted: 6/1/2016

Cox Media Groups WHPT-FM Tampa Bay afternoon host Drew Garabo threw a party on June 4 for children battling cancer. At the event, he presented an iPad to 12 of the kids. The party concluded WHPTs Apple a Day program in May. Morning host Mike Calta also helped raise over $13,000 through his show. Children should have to worry about what video game they want to play, or how to ace a test, not about fighting for their life. Im hoping that we can help them keep their mind occupied at such a challenging time, Garabo said.

KOSA Telethon Raises $1.1 Million

Date Posted: 5/19/2016

Grays CBS affiliate KOSA-TV Odessa, TX raised $1.1 million in a telethon held April 23-24 for the Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center. The Center provides a variety of multidisciplinary services to children and adults in the community.

Univision Local Media Raises $4 Million for St. Jude

Date Posted: 5/4/2016

Univision Local Medias annual "Promesa y Esperanza" (Promise and Hope) radio event, held April 7 8, raised $4 million for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Millions of Hispanic listeners tuned in as Univision Radio raised awareness for St. Judes life-saving childhood cancer research and treatment. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

Radiothon Raises $436,000 for Hasbro Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 4/7/2016

Cumulus WPRO-AM/FM, WWKX-FM and WWLI-FM Providence, RI raised $436,000 for Hasbro Childrens Hospital in its 11th annual radiothon, held April 7. In the past 11 years, the event has brought in more than $7 million.

WKBT Continues the Compassion Project

Date Posted: 3/8/2016

Morgan Murphy Medias CBS affiliate WKBT La Crosse, WI launched The Compassion Project after a viewer criticized anchor Jennifer Livingston for her weight, telling her she was a bad role model for her children and the community. Livingstons on-air response went viral and triggered an unprecedented response in the community and across the country. This led to the creation of The Compassion Project, a coalition of local law enforcement, schools, healthcare and social service agencies. The alliance continues to meet regularly and has launched numerous local initiatives to address bullying.

WKBW-TV Buffalo Raised $1 million for the Variety Kids Telethon

Date Posted: 3/7/2016

E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate WKBW-TV Buffalo raised $1 million in the Variety Kids Telethon, held March 5 to benefit the Women and Childrens Hospital. The telethon featured Ashton Ross Smith, who battled a severe respiratory infection and pneumonia when he was six weeks old. Ross and countless other children are now thriving because of the care they received at the hospital.

WBAY Raises $1.2 million for Cerebral Palsy

Date Posted: 3/7/2016

Media Generals ABC affiliate WBAY-TV Green Bay raised $1.2 million in the 62nd annual CP telethon, held March 5-6. The telethon supports the CP Centers programs for kids and adults with cerebral palsy and a range of disabilities. The organization serves about 2,000 families and is working to expand its services.

KRYS-FM Corpus Christi Raises $51,000 for Childrens Hospital

Date Posted: 3/4/2016

iHeartMedias KRYS-FM Corpus Christi, TX raised $51,000 for Driscoll Childrens Hospital in a radiothon on March 4. Morning show hosts Big Frank and CoCo broadcast live for 12 hours, with patients, parents, physicians and staff sharing their stories. In 14 years, the event has raised $818,500.

WBFM-FM Raised $35,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 3/4/2016

Midwest Communications WBFM-FM Sheboygan, Wis. raised $35,000 for St. Jude in a radiothon held March 10-11. St. Jude continues to be on the cutting edge of research into childhood diseases and also provides families with free, on-site housing while their children battle severe illnesses.

KCCY-FM Colorado Springs Raised $101,000 for St. Jude

Date Posted: 2/27/2016

iHeartMedias KCCY-FM Colorado Springs raised more than $101,000 in its 10th annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon, held February 25-26. During the two-day broadcast, iHeartMedia Country radio talent Bobby Bones and KCCY on-air personality Brian Taylor shared stories of children and families undergoing care at St. Jude. This is just one more example of the influence that iHeartMedia and Y96.9 has in Southern Colorado and the great work we get to do every day with the power of radio, said iHeartMedia Denver President Tim Hager.

KOIT Raises $110,000 to Care for Kids

Date Posted: 12/3/2014

Bonnevilles KOIT-FM San Francisco raised $110,783 to assist children in the Bay Area on Giving Tuesday, December 3. The donations collected during the second 2nd annual Cares For Kids Radiothon to benefit UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospitals, part of the Childrens Miracle Network.





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