Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Norfolk Radio: WPTE-FM Virtual Radiothon Raises $200K+

Entercom raised over $200,000 to benefit Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) during WPTE 94.9 The Point’s FM 19th annual “CHKD Radiothon” in Norfolk, VA. Since its inception 19 years ago, 94.9 The Point Radiothon has raised more than $5 million to purchase equipment, fund research, support patient care programs, and expand the mental health program at the hospital.

“CHKD is a big part of the Entercom Norfolk family and has been for over a decade,” said Bennett Zier, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Norfolk. “The children, their families and the health care workers are part of the daily fabric of our community efforts. Mike and Woo, with their passion and commitment, are a key ingredient to help connect our listeners during this heartfelt annual event.”

As part of the three-day virtual campaign, 94.9 The Point morning show hosts Mike Powers and Woo Woo broadcast live from 94.9 The Point studios on November 11-13 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET, raising critical dollars for the region’s only children’s hospital. Programming featured CHKD patients and families, who shared stories of courage and hope.

Entercom is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. “CHKD Radiothon” is a part of Entercom Serves, the Company’s social impact platform that raises awareness of social issues and brings communities together for good. Entercom unites with its listeners and brands to support sound communities through several pillars of impact: children’s health, mental health and anti-bullying, veterans and service members, the environment, civic education, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Listeners can tune in to 94.9 The Point (WPTE-FM) in Norfolk on-air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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