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CMN Radiothon starts today


The Daily Reflector

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Radio listeners will once again be offered the chance to help hospitalized children during the 22nd annual “Music for Miracles” radiothon today and Friday on 107.9 WNCT.

This year’s radiothon will expand to include all of the Inner Banks Media radio stations including 103.7 WTIB, 96.3 WRHT; Groovin’ Oldies 94.1 and 97.9; and 94.3 The Game.

The two-day effort raises money to benefit the programs and services of Maynard Children’s Hospital, which includes pediatric inpatient and outpatient visits from a 29-county region in eastern North Carolina. All of the funds raised directly supports programs and services of Maynard Children’s Hospital.

The first radiothon in 1998 raised $5,400 and the effort has raised more than $3.4 million to date, according to the Vivant Health Foundation. At Maynard Children’s Hospital, these funds have been used to purchase life-saving medical equipment and diversionary items for kids, provide team member and patient education, as well as to help build new facilities.

“We are so incredibly grateful to 107.9 WNCT for opening their station (and airways) to us for the past 22 years,” said Rhonda James, director of development, Maynard Children’s Hospital. “Year after year, the 107.9 team helps us to share the stories of former patients who have experienced the care of Maynard Children’s Hospital and to ask their loyal listeners to call in their pledges to support sick and injured children here in eastern North Carolina. Now, having this partnership with Inner Banks Media and the ability to expand our reach to its partner stations means so much to us.”

The radiothon will be broadcast live from the Maynard Children’s Hospital on the Vidant Medical Center campus, with 107.9 live from 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. both Thursday and Friday and the other stations broadcasting intermittently throughout the two days.

Children’s Miracle Network is a fundraising program of the Vidant Health Foundation. Maynard Children’s Hospital in Greenville serves children and their families living throughout a 29-county region in eastern North Carolina.