Alpha Media/Louisville To Rename Radio Stations For Kosair Children’s Hospital Radiothon
November 16, 2015 at 2:35 AM (PT)
On NOVEMBER 19th and 20th, you won’t be listening to ALPHA MEDIA Top 40 WDJX/LOUISVILLE -- instead you’ll be tuning into 99.7 DREW-FM. In honor of the seventh annual KOSAIR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Radiothon, presented by HORSESHOE SOUTHERN INDIANA, ALPHA MEDIA will rename its radio stations in honor of local children who are fighting or have lost battles to cancer and other diseases. The stations will broadcast live from KOSAIR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL to raise funds through the CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION.
The fundraiser helps the hospital purchase new technology and equipment, expand patient care programs and develop life-saving research. The event is held in partnership with the CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK.
The following ALPHA MEDIA stations will be renamed during the two-day event:
- 99.7 WDJX will become 99.7 DREW-FM in honor of ANDREW HOLLAND, a Radiothon legend and close friend of 99.7 who passed away in AUGUST. ANDREW fought cancer throughout his teens and served as an inspiration through his positive attitude.
- 102.3 THE MAX to 102.3 ADDIE-FM in honor of 4-year-old ADDIE ROBERTS. ADDIE was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2. After two years of chemo, she will have her last treatment just before CHRISTMAS.
- MAGIC 101.3 to MAXWELL 101.3 in honor of 9-year-old MAXWELL JOHNSON. MAXWELL has a mild form of sickle cell anemia and was born three months premature. He spent two months in the neonatal intensive care unit at KOSAIR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
- B96.5 to JERRON 96.5 in honor of JERRON HARRISON, who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis at 6 weeks old. The illness did extensive damage to the growth plates in his legs, causing them not to grow. JERRON has had more than 30 limb-lengthening surgeries throughout his life.
- OLDSCHOOL 105.1 to GABRIELLE 105.1 in honor of GABRIELLE RUNYON, an eighth-grader at NOE MIDDLE SCHOOL. GABRIELLE has spinal muscular atrophy and has undergone multiple spine surgeries at KOSAIR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
During the radiothon, personalities from the stations will interview families and children who received care at KOSAIR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. The broadcast, which has raised more than $1.5 million to date, is one of the largest radiothons in the country.