Bob Rivers Morning Show Announces Radio-Thon
May 15, 2006 at 5:33 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO 80's KVMX (MIX 107-5)/PORTLAND and simulcasting sister Classic Rock KZOK/SEATTLE's BOB RIVERS MORNING SHOW is hosting a radio-thon on THURSDAY (5/18) to raise funds for and awareness of the ongoing plight of children ravaged by the AIDS pandemic in ETHIOPIA. The show is joining forces with charitable organization WORLD VISION in sponsoring a boy and a girl from two villages outside of the ETHIOPIAN capitol and hopes to raise $179,000 from listeners.
BOB RIVERS SHOW Dir. ARIK KORMAN traveled to ETHIOPIA with WORLD VISION early this month for 10 days to meet the sponsored children, Betalehem and Daniel. As the show’s ambassador, he viewed firsthand the ravaged areas. ARIK reported daily to the show from the villages of WONCHI and GARAGHI with phone-in reporting, and uploaded photographs and podcasts to www.bobrivers.com.
"Entire villages in ETHIOPIA are being wiped out by the continuing AIDS crisis, ongoing political unrest, and lack of rain to the region," said show host BOB RIVERS. "We are doing our part to help. And we’re sending Arik because he’s the smallest among us."