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Published in Media Alerts on February 25, 2014 (PDF)

Annual Radiothon Benefiting Children’s Hospital To Be Held THIS WEEK

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

WHAT: Radio stations from across central Mississippi are joining forces for the 13th annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon. The event benefits Batson Children’s Hospital. 
 


WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 26 through Friday, Feb. 28, 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:
Broadcasting live from the Batson lobby are Jackson radio stations Y 101.7, US 96.3, 100.9 Jack FM and Mix 98.7 along with Vicksburg stations KHits and River 101. 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 provides the most advanced level of medical care for Mississippi’s children.
 


To make a donation, call 601-984-KIDS (5437) or toll-free 888-681-KIDS (5437).