Wednesday, November 14, 2007

CKRY Sets ($1.6 Million) North American CMN Record

The fifth annual Country 105 Cares for Kids Radiothon has raised more than $1.6 million for the Alberta Children’s Hospital in only three days.

The Country 105 Cares for Kids Radiothon is the only radiothon in Canada to top the million-dollar mark with only one radio station. In addition to this distinction, this year’s radiothon also broke the North American record for the most generous donation per listener – more than four and a half times the average gift in both Canada and the United States! In just five years the Country 105 Cares for Kids Radiothon has raised $5.8 million.

“Radiothon is very close to our hearts at Country 105,” says Garry McKenzie, General Manager for Country 105 and Corus Radio in Calgary. “The success of our five years of Radiothon speaks volumes to the dedication and generosity of our listeners. It makes us very proud to be part of this community.”

“What a great way to celebrate the amazing work of our caregivers and the tremendous spirit of the children and families who are cared for at our hospital,” says Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are so grateful to have a radio partner so open to sharing its airwaves to benefit kids and families in our community.”

The fifth annual Country 105 Cares for Kids Radiothon took place November 7-9 live from the Alberta’s Children Hospital.

Dozens of children, families and caregivers captivated listeners with their stories of hope, help and healing Country music star and former nurse Paul Brandt again dropped by to co-host with the announcers and interview children in hospital.

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