Eight Audacy-owned country radio stations teamed up in early December to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Collectively, through a unified “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon” series, the stations raised more than $2.8 million for the hospital. With this year’s total, Audacy and its stations have now contributed more $100 million to St. Jude’s since 1988, according to an Audacy press release.
Between Dec. 8 and 9, WUSY(FM) in Chattanooga, WUSN(FM) and WBMX(FM) in Chicago, WYCD(FM) in Detroit, KMLE(FM) in Phoenix, WDSY(FM) in Pittsburgh, KSON(FM) in San Diego and WGGY(FM) in Wilkes-Barre held on-air radiothons, asking listeners to become “Partners In Hope” and contribute monthly donations.
The $2.8 million raised will help ensure St. Jude patients and their families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, housing, travel or food. This allows them to focus their full energy and attention on recovery, said Audacy.
Tim Roberts, country format vice president of Audacy, said in a press release, “Our collective radiothons across the country truly underscore the influence radio can have in the local communities it serves and I’m extremely proud of the selfless contributions from our listeners, contributions that will help St. Jude carry on its mission to eradicate pediatric cancer.”
Submit business announcements to [email protected].