WZPL Request-A-Thon Raises Over $470K For Make-A-Wish Kids
November 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM (PT)
ENTERCOM Top 40/Mainstream WZPL/INDIANAPOLIS' The SMILEY Morning Show, who celebrated their 10th anniversary on the station, has just wrapped up the 16th annual WZPL Make-A-Wish Request-A- Thon. Once again, DAVE SMILEY, KJ, producer WILL and TONI locked the studio doors for 36 hours and broke every single known rule of radio to raise more than $470,000 for the benefit of CENTRAL INDIANA MAKE-A-WISH kids.
"Over the last two years I’ve witnessed the SMILEY Morning Show do some awesomely crazy things," OM JR AMMONS said. "They’ve made me laugh so hard that I spit coffee all over my desk. I’ve seen them draw 3,000 people to a parking lot at 7 o’clock in the morning to watch a 1,200-pound pumpkin get dropped from a crane (by the way, that was carried on live TV, too). I’ve seen this show do a lot of really innovative, amazing things, but nothing compares to what they do during this Request-A-Thon every year. It’s truly a testament to the power of local radio."
"This is the highlight of our year," KJ said. "Seeing these kids and some of the things they and their families are struggling with really help to keep things in perspective. We love that we’re able to help make some of their 'wishes' come true."
DAVE SMILEY would only add, "I’m tired.