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Published in Media Alerts on February 26, 2013 (PDF)

Annual Radiothon Benefiting Children’s Hospital To Be Held

Media Contact: Jen Hospodor at 601-984-1100 or jhospodor@umc.edu.

WHAT: Radio stations from across central Mississippi are joining forces for the 12th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon. The event benefits Batson Children’s Hospital.

Radiothon 2013WHEN: Wednesday, February 27, and continuing through Friday, March 1, from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lobby of Batson Children’s Hospital and The Radio People office/studios at 3436 Highway 45 North in Meridian

WHY: Joining the Radiothon this year are Jackson’s Jack FM station and Vicksburg stations KHits and River 101. These stations, along with Jackson radio stations Y 101.7, US 96.3 and Mix 98.7. will broadcast live from the lobby of Batson Children’s Hospital. Meridian stations 97 OKK, Kiss 104.1, Q101 and 105.7 The Beat will broadcast from Meridian.

Hosts interview current and former patients and their families and hospital staff who care for them, asking listeners to call in pledges to benefit the hospital. The money is used to fund equipment, research and programs that ensure the hospital is able to provide the most advanced level of medical care for Mississippi’s children.

The numbers to call and make a donation are 601-984-KIDS (5437) or toll-free 888-681-KIDS (5437).