From: 98.7 KISS FM, Emmis Communications
Special Programming Alert:
98.7 KISS FM PRESENTS
The Third Annual
KISS CARES RADIOTHON FOR ST. JUDE
New York, NY. – 98.7 KISS FM New York “The Best Variety of Old School and Today’s R&B” and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital present the Third Annual KISS Cares Radiothon for St. Jude on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. KISS FM listeners can donate to St. Jude by calling 1-800-982-9965 during the two-day broadcast.
During the past two years, the Radiothon raised more than $350,000 in pledges for St. Jude. Reggie Nance, Emmis Communications Community Outreach Manager said, “We are thrilled to partner once again with St. Jude for the 3rd annual KISS Cares Radiothon. This event has become part of the fabric of our community outreach initiatives. The cause resonates deeply with our listeners, and that they look forward to supporting it every year. Opening up our airwaves for two incredible days to make a difference through supporting St. Jude is part and parcel of what 98.7 KISS FM is all about.”
Since opening in 1962, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world. Through its research and treatment, St. Jude has become a leader in increasing overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital first opened to more than 70 percent today. Researchers and doctors at St. Jude also serve HIV positive infants, children and adolescents and study the long-term effects of the disease and medications that are used to treat it.
For more information on the KISS Cares Radiothon for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the KISS Cares Foundation log on to www.987kissfm.com.
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Emmis is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis owns 21 FM and 2 AM domestic radio stations serving the nation’s largest markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Ind. In May 2005, Emmis announced its intent to seek strategic alternatives for its 16 television stations, and has sold 14 of them. Emmis owns a radio network, international radio stations, regional and specialty magazines, an interactive business and ancillary businesses in broadcast sales.
About St. Jude:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.