SYRACUSE -- Clear Channel's six-station Syracuse cluster helped raise more than $78,000 for the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital last month. That's the final total from the tenth annual "Radiothon for Kids," which was held over a three-day stretch last month.
According to syracuse.com's James T. Mulder, the radiothon aired primarily on News/Talk 106.9 and 570 WSYR, country B104.7 (WBBS) and adult contemporary Y94 (WYYY). Portions of the radiothon also aired on rhythmic CHR Hot 107.9 (WWHT) and urban AC Power 620 (WHEN). Mulder reports more than 475 people called-in pledges during the radiothon, which aired December 5-7. That averages out to about $164 per caller. It's likely that many of those callers agreed to sign-up for recurring monthly donations, which would add up to more sizable sums by the end of the year.
As a member of the Children's Miracle Network, the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital has pledged to treat any child with any affliction, regardless of the family's ability to pay for the treatment. Money raised during the radiothon will stay local and directly benefit patients who receive treatment at the Syracuse hospital.
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