MIX 101.5 Succeeds With 2001 Radiothon

MIX 101.5 Succeeds With 2001 Radiothon

MIX 101.5 has topped itself again. This year the station raised a whopping $891,555, through its annual Radiothon for Duke Children’s Hospital. A group of roughly 450 volunteers invaded the 711 Building, the headquarters WRAL-FM and parent company CBC, for five days to answer phones and take pledges during the event.

MIX 101.5 presented the check for $891,555 to Duke Children’s Hospital on Sunday, June 3. at the conclusion of the radiothon.

Early Morning Show Co-Host Bill Jordan has helped with the event all of its eight years of existence. He said, “Without a doubt, this is the most important thing I’ve been involved with. I look forward to the radiothon. It’s exhausting, but all you have to do is take a look around the hospital and you’ll see just how important those dollars are.”

Costco in Raleigh had an entire wall of Radiothon icons purchased by customers.

Jordan joined fellow Early Morning Show co-hosts Angela Flynn and Schatzie in working around the clock to raise funds for the hospital. They, along with other MIX personalities, producers, and children, parents and staff from the hospital told stories, read poems, played montages, and made appearances around the Triangle to encourage listeners to pledge. The group logged in 101 hours on the air for the radiothon from May 30 to June 6.

Last year’s Radiothon brought in $889,460.

WRAL-TV Helps With The Fundraising Effort

MIX 101.5’s sister television station helped raised money for Duke Children’s Hospital in June as well. On June 3, WRAL-TV joined other North Carolina television stations in the world’s largest televised fundraised for the Duke Children’s Miracle Network Celebration. From 9:00am – 7:00pm WRAL-TV broadcast live along with WGPX-TV in the Triad and WWAY-TV in Wilmington, to share stories from

AJFF’s Waltye Rasulala (2nd from left) helped host the telethon for WRAL-TV.

Duke Children’s Hospital and encourage viewers to call in and pledge.

All together, the three stations raised $55,000 to give to the kids at Duke. These pledges are in addition to the total MIX 101.5 raised, so the two CBC entities together helped boost Duke Children’s Hospital with close to $1 million.

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