Alpha Media, Louisville hosted a two-day radiothon in support of Norton Children’s Hospital on November 17th and 18th. Louisville stations; WXMA 102.3 FM, WDJX 99.7 FM, WGZB 96.5 FM, WMJM 101.3 FM, and WGHL 105.1 FM, broadcast live from the hospital lobby for 13-hours straight each day.
The radiothon ended with over $890,000 raised.
During the radiothon each station took the name of a child who has been treated by the hospital
Station names are as follows:
99.7 WDJX – 99.7 Audrey FM
102.3 The Max – 102.3 Aiden FM
Magic 101.3 – Scharnese 101.3
B 96.5 – Boogie 96.5
For B96.5, the cause of Boogie was a personal one. Boogie is the child of afternoon drive personality, Tropikana. “It’s a blessing that the stations were able to come together and jump behind not only Boogie being a survivor, but us being able to tell his story to help somebody else. There’s no bigger or better feeling or blessing that I can imagine that would compare to being able to have a miracle kid that is going to be able to be a blessing for another sick kid,” said Tropikana.
2016 marked the 8th year that Alpha Media, Louisville has hosted the annual radiothon. Fundraising totals are now in the millions.
Alpha Media Operations Manager, Ben Davis commented on the announcement, “I want to personally thank everyone on our team for helping raise over $890,000 for Norton Children’s Hospital. That is a huge number for the hospital, the kids, and our community!!”