PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 6, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., raised $257,268 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) during the 18th annual “98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon.”
“We want to thank each and every person who helped benefit the kids at CHOP by participating in this year’s ‘98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon,’” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Philadelphia. “We are so grateful for WOGL listeners and community members who donated and also very thankful for the volunteers and on-air personalities who contributed their time and talent to help make this year’s radiothon a huge success.”
“On behalf of the entire Children’s Hospital community, I would like to thank the WOGL team, and their loyal listeners, volunteers and sponsors for their ongoing support of the ‘98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon,’” said Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “The hospital programs funded by radiothon donations make a lasting difference in the lives of our patients and their families, and each year we look forward to raising awareness of these very important services.”
“98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon” was broadcast live from the Colket Atrium at CHOP on Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4. Donations were taken by phone, online and in person, and the event concluded with 98.1 WOGL (WOGL-FM) on-air hosts Marilyn Russell, Glenn Kalina, Bobby Smith and Nicky G. presenting the check to CHOP. The radiothon is part of Entercom’s continued support of children’s health and commitment to aiding the success of the communities that are the heart of its business.
Funds raised through the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) are earmarked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for patient care programs. These programs provide consistent support for the kinds of services that truly make a difference in the lives of children and families. Support groups, creative arts therapies and social work are all part of the healing process. These services are offered to every child who visits CHOP, and they are among the many programs that CMN funds help make possible. The CMN in Philadelphia is part of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, the charitable, tax-exempt organization benefiting CHOP.
Listeners can tune in to 98.1 WOGL (WOGL-FM) in Philadelphia on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
98.1 WOGL is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
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About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month 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).
About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 564 bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit https://www.chop.edu.