WRAL Radiothon Raises Record Amount
February 19, 2008 at 10:50 AM (PT)
CAPITOL BROADCASTING AC WRAL (MIX 101.5)/RALEIGH, NC 14th ANNUAL RADIOTHON raised a record breaking amount for the DUKE CHILDREN's HOSPITAL & HEALTH CENTER bringing in $1,175,759.71 in donations. The radiothon ran from TUESDAY (2/12) through THURSDAY (2/14), as BILL & SHERI IN THE MORNING broadcast from 6a-9p live from DUKE CHILDREN's HOSPITAL.
According to WRAL VP/GM ARDIE GREGORY, "We held our first radiothon in 1994 and raised $125,000 in five days. Fast forward to the 14th annual, and we raised $1,175,759 in three days bringing our 14 year total to $9,725,610. WOW! Each year I watch radiothon take on a distinct aura and energy that captures everyone involved and pulls them to the last day and a dollar amount that remains unknown until the final phone call. The 2008 radiothon took on a magical feel starting at 6am on the 12th and that feeling stayed with it until 6pm on the 14th - the result speaks for itself."