It's a landmark broadcast event in the Akron radio market. Clear Channel hot AC WKDD/98.1 is fronting its 7th annual radiothon to benefit Akron Children's Hospital. WKDD morning stars Matt Patrick and Angela Bellios are broadcasting live from the hospital through 9 PM on Sunday evening.
As of this writing on Saturday afternoon, the radiothon has raised over $400,000.
Though it's the 7th year for WKDD, the Children's Hospital Radiothon has roots even earlier than that. In the mid-1970's, news/talk WHLO/640 was its home. Somewhere round about 1977, your OMW Primary Editorial Voice volunteered to help during that year's event, which was being held at Summit Mall. Though it was not at the time, WHLO is now a sister station of WKDD in the Clear Channel Akron/Canton cluster. It's good to hear WKDD continuing to carry on that tradition.
You can donate online at the link above, or call (866) 543-0981, or (330) 543-0981. Remote locations to drop off donations are also linked from the WKDD site.