Tulsa Radio Gets Together For 'A Night For Jan'
March 19, 2007 at 5:50 AM (PT)
"A NIGHT FOR JAN" is a charity benefit for JAN DEAN to be held at the CAIN'S BALLROOM APRIL 26 and hosted by all TULSA area radio stations. JAN, a local radio celebrity for over 28 years, was diagnosed with Brain Stem Glioblastoma in JULY 2006.
JAN began her career on air in 1979 at COX Country KWEN as a weekend and overnight DJ. She later moved to then KAYI (K107), where she hosted "Bed Check," a show that quickly became TULSA’s top-rated nighttime show for several years. She spent the majority of her career at SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, home to Alternative KMYZ (THE EDGE) and Classic Hits KTSO. There she served in several capacities including air talent, PD, OM and GM. She is currently employed by CLEAR CHANNEL as NTR Manager.
"A Night for JAN" will be a night that all area radio stations pull together for one of their own. Local bands RADIO RADIO and BAND CAMP will play. Each radio station will bring an item to be raffled. Raffle tickets and cover charge will $5. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the JAN DEAN Cancer Fund.
CLEAR CHANNEL/TULSA GM MICHAEL OPPENHEIMER observed, "Radio is a very competitive industry. This event truly speaks to the type of person JAN DEAN is and the contribution she has made to this industry and community for so many years. It’s very unusual to get every radio station in TULSA to join together for project. This is a big deal and a great cause. It will be an unforgettable night."
Donations can be made to: JAN DEAN Cancer Fund, c/o MERRILL LYNCH, 6100 S Yale, Suite 1500, TULSA, OK 74136. For more information, contact LAURIE STOUT at (918) 388-5136.