WCTK Raises $10K For Holiday Phone Cards For Troops Overseas
November 10, 2008 at 9:46 AM (PT)
HALL COMMUNICATIONS Country WCTK (CAT COUNTRY)/PROVIDENCE morning host TIM LEARY of the “MORNING SHOWGRAM,” with the help of their generous listeners, raised more than $10,000 in two weeks for their "Calling All Troops" promotion.
Throughout the weeks of OCTOBER 27th-NOVEMBER 7th, WCTK "hit the streets" and collected International Phone Cards and monetary donations for its (13) adopted military units serving overseas. The collection of phone cards will enable the soldiers to call home -- free of charge -- during the holidays.
The promotion culminated yesterday (11/09), at JUDGE ROY BEANS' SALOON in nearby BRISTOL, RI, where the station hosted a fundraiser event that drew in more than $1,200 in donations. Also a RHODE ISLAND STATE TROOPER, FRANK CAPRIO wrote a personal check for $500 for the cause.