'Christmas Prayers' Answered At Star 99.1
December 21, 2006 at 5:35 AM (PT)
PILLAR OF FIRE Christian WAWZ (STAR 99.1)/ZAREPHATH, NJ announced the start of their annual "Christmas Prayers" program, and letters poured in to the station with requests for help. The event, which solicits letters from listeners detailing families in need, covered a two week period earlier this month.
Each morning PD/morning host JOHNNY STONE, read a pre-selected letter on the air describing various stories of struggle and illness. As each family then spoke with the morning show about their Christmas Prayers, STAR 99.1 was ready with the answers to those prayers.
Calls and email to help some of the families began to come in to the station from listeners who were moved to tears as each story unfolded. One family in particular suffered the loss of their 21 month old son to bacterial meningitis. With no money to cover the cost of his medical treatment or his funeral, STAR 99.1 arranged to fly in MARK HARRIS for a benefit concert to help defray the financial hardship on this family. MARK's song, "Find Your Wings" was of special meaning to the mother of this young child.