|WRAL Miracle Telethon To End Monthlong Fundraising Campaign
MIX 101.5 Personality Bill Jordan gets some on air help from Duke patient Ashley.
Fellow co-host Sheri Logan joins Duke patient Justin in the fundraising effort.
On Sunday, June 2, 2002, WRAL-TV will join in a statewide effort to raise funds for the Duke Children’s Miracle Network with the annual Miracle Telethon. The live broadcast will culminate sister radio station MIX 101.5/WRAL-FM’s month-long fundraising effort.
WRAL-FM began May with its annual Radiothon for the kids at Duke. Dubbed MIX’s Miracle Month, May featured a five-day, round-the-clock telethon, an opportunity for listeners to hear directly from the patients, their families and the staff at Duke. Inspirational stories followed by please to give. All MIX personalities, and especially Morning Show co-hosts Bill Jordan and Sheri Logan, broadcast from the Children’s Hospital along with celebrities like Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Duke Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski helped Bill Jordan on the radio and will also take part in the telethon on WRAL-TV.
Coach K will also take part in the WRAL-TV telethon, which will also be carried in Wilmington on WWAY-TV and in Greensboro ON WGPX-TV. WRAL-TV personalities Bill Leslie, Debra Morgan, David Crabtree, Greg Fishel, Chris Thompson, and Dr. Allen Mask will take part in the broadcast. From Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, talk show host Marie Osmond and former Dukes of Hazard star John Schneider will take part in the effort. The Osmond family helped form the Children’s Miracle Network that exists throughout the United States. Scheider is on the Board of Directors.
The daylong event will broadcast live from the McGovern-Davison Children’s Health Center at Duke, beginning at 9:00am. The telethon will end at 7:00pm with the announcement and presentation of the total raised from the broadcast and MIX 101.5’s month-long campaign.