AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta radio stations 104.3 WBBQ and 96.3 KISS FM will broadcast live from the lobby of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-7, during the 13th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon. Dozens of miracle stories featuring patients, families and staff will be shared during this fundraiser for the area’s only dedicated children’s hospital.
Pledges can be made online at www.caresforkidsradiothon.com and during the Radiothon by calling locally at 706-922-KIDS (5437) or toll-free at 1-866-412-KIDS (5437). Donors can become “Miracle Makers” by pledging just $15 a month.
The Radiothon is the largest single Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. A record $230,000 was raised in 2012.
WBBQ and KISS were named co-winners of CMN’s Radio Station of the Year award this year. The Clear Channel stations have raised more than $2.8 million over the past 12 years for CHOG through the Radiothon. In addition, Jodi Carson (Koontz) of the syndicated show “Murphy, Sam and Jodi In the Morning,” was named CMN’s Radio Personality of the Year. Although they’re based in Baton Rouge, La., the trio travels to Augusta each December to host the Radiothon.
The 154-bed not-for-profit Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the second-largest children’s hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care, as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children.