Successful Radiothon For Children's Hospital

This year we broke $3 million since inception

Patrick Gentry
August 11, 2018 - 9:34 am
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Entercom Greenville-Spartanburg and the Greenville Health System hosted their 11th Annual Radiothon fundraising event Thursday and Friday, August 9th and 10th. More than $238,500 was raised to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS). The station will release the final amount at a formal check presentation event at Thomas Creek Brewery on August 28th.

The telethon broadcasted live from the lobby of the Greenville Health System from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on each of the seven Entercom stations: B93.7, 93.3 The Planet, 96.3 The Block, Magic 98.9, Classic Rock 101.1, 106.3 WORD, and ESPN Upstate.

Over the last eleven years, more than $3 million has been raised for the GHS Children’s Hospital. Donations from the event will go to fund many of the support services offered to make hospital stays more comfortable for patients and families, including facility dogs, blanket warmers, distraction therapies, sleeping chairs for parents and Camp Courage scholarships for patients with cancers and blood disorders.

“This was my eleventh year at Radiothon with GHS Children’s Hospital,” says Classic Rock 101.1’s on-air personality Stoneman. “I still think it’s the best yet. We’ve raised a lot of money with 100% of it staying local to benefit upstate children. I can’t wait for next year. Let’s get another million baby!”

Throughout the event, the stations aired touching vignettes highlighting the journeys of former and current hospital patients and their families, live interviews with doctors of the GHS Children’s Hospital, and meet and greets with on-air personalities from Entercom. Radiothon on-air personality appearances, including Hawk N Tom, The Rise Guys, Bob McLain, Tara Servatius, Sheri Taylor, Stoneman, JJ Solomon, Greg McKinney, Mark Sturgis, amongst others.

GHS Children's Hospital serves all of upstate South Carolina, western North Carolina and eastern Georgia. The money raised during Radiothon impacts more than 400,000 visitors each year.

Sponsors of the 2018 Radiothon include: Greenhill Pharmacy, Ingles, Carolina Fresh Farms, ReWa, 9 Round, Reeves Construction, Skyzone Trampoline Park, Kool Smiles, Catalyst Gym, The Lauren Ashlyn Collection, Thomas Creek Brewery, Dog Culture, Phillip Allen Inc., Cannon Roofing, and City Arsenal

 

About Greenville Health System

Greenville Health System (GHS) — an academic health system that is the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in South Carolina — is committed to medical excellence through research, patient care and education. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services throughout the Upstate. The 1,358-bed system is home to 15 medical residency and fellowship programs. GHS is also home to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort of USC and GHS. Visit ghs.org for more information.

About Entercom Greenville-Spartanburg

Entercom Greenville-Spartanburg is the largest radio group in Greenville and Spartanburg DMA with seven radio stations: B93.7, Magic 98.9, 93.3 The Planet, Classic Rock 101.1, ESPN Upstate, 106.3 WORD, and 96.3 The Block, reaching over 720,000 listeners weekly. Known for locally programmed stations and live, local talent, Entercom Upstate is home to the biggest brands and personalities on Upstate radio, including Hawk & Tom, The Rise Guys, John Boy & Billy, Steve Harvey, The Tara Show, The Bobby Mac Show, The Carolina Panthers and Clemson Tiger football, basketball and baseball. More information is available at www.entercomupstate.com.

About Entercom Communications Corp.

Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).

 

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