DAYTON, OHIO (November 11, 2019) – On November sixth at six in the morning, Nancy Wilson and Nick Roberts began a three day live broadcast from the lobby of Dayton Children’s Hospital, kicking off the 22nd annual Cares for Kids Radiothon. This year raised a record $344,165, a record high for the event, bringing the cumulative total to over $4 million raised in the last two decades for critical children’s care.
“This community is the best. There’s no other that cares as much as the people in this area. After a horrible year of tragedy, they still stepped up to make this a record-breaking year for our local Children’s Hospital. I am humbled by their generosity,” said Cox Media Group Vice President of Marketing and Radio, Nick Roberts.
Program Director for the station, Nancy Wilson, hosted the event from 6 am to 6 pm from November 6-8 and was joined by an array of co-hosts. Local WHIO radio and TV personalities like Larry Hansgen and Letitia Perry joined in on the air, with past hospital patients going live to tell their stories.
This event is a partnership with Dayton Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.
Dayton Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the Dayton region, treating over 350,000 patients each year. All money collected stays in Dayton buying live saving equipment for the hospital.
Children’s Miracle Network raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. You can learn more here.
K99.1 FM is a country music radio station, “Dayton and Springfield’s Home for New Country.” The station is owned by Cox Media Group. K99.1FM has been nationally recognized as one of the top radio stations in America winning the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi award.
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