KRWQ Sets New Record For St. Jude Donations
February 24, 2015 at 6:36 AM (PT)
Kudos to BICOASTAL MEDIA, LLC Country KRWQ (Q100.3)/MEDFORD, OR for raising a station-record $201,117.00 for ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL during its two-day 12th annual COUNTRY CARES FOR ST. JUDE KIDS radiothon last THURSDAY (2/19) and FRIDAY (2/20).
Hosted non-stop by morning show team "THE Q CREW" of JASON ALLEN and PD ASHLEY GRENINGER, the 2015 total bested the previous year's total by nearly $50,000 bringing KRWQ's total 12-year donations to over one million dollars. This year's efforts were aided by an $84,000 donation from THE BRITTANY RIDE EVENT, a local-area fundraising effort.
"I knew going in to the radiothon it would be very difficult to pull off $200,000," explained ALLEN. "We challenged our listeners, and they responded in a big way. I think I'm still in shock. We are pretty excited right now." Added GRENINGER, "I'm still having a hard time grasping what took place during our 26-hour live broadcast. I keep replaying the moment where the giant check was flipped over to show the grand total. To be a part of a community that shows so much heart and compassion towards the kids of ST. JUDE is truly something special. It was extremely emotional, mentally exhausting, incredibly humbling, and completely worth every single minute. A huge personal thank you to all of our amazing sponsors and listeners who are now Partners in Hope."