Radio Facts: On Thursday, October 15 & Friday, October 16, Clear Channel Radio stations, WDIA, WHAL, KJMS & WHRK, will host a 26 hour radiothon to help raise donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Radiothon will run from 6am until 7pm, each day.
Michael Oppenheimer, Market Manager for Clear Channel Radio-Memphis, serves as Chairman for the Radio Cares Advisory Council of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Thanks in advance to our team, on what I know is going to be a very successful two days, ensuring a bright future for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Oppenheimer. “At the same time radio folks from around the country gather in Memphis to attend the “Radio Cares” seminar, Clear Channel Radio Memphis will be encouraging our listeners to become “Partners in Hope,” adds Oppenheimer.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. About 5,400 active patients are seen at St. Jude yearly, most of whom are treated on a continuing outpatient basis as part of ongoing research programs. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. Patients at St. Jude are referred by a physician, and nearly all have a disease currently under study and are eligible for a research protocol. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.