Radiothon Raises More Than $200k!

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By 106.3 WORD

It's in the bag!

This year was yet another success for the 12th annual Radiothon, which raised a whopping $200,945 for Prisma Health Children's Hospital.

We'd like to personally thank all of you who donated. Whether you gave a little or a lot, it still makes a giant difference in the lives of some kids right here in the Upstate.

The 12th Annual Prisma Health Children’s Hospital – Upstate Radiothon, presented by Entercom Radio, will help sustain the many programs and services that support children and families during a hospital stay. The majority of fundraising occurred during a live two-day radio broadcast that concluded earlier this evening on Entercom Upstate’s stations: 106.3 WORD (WYRD-FM), ESPN Upstate (WYRD-AM), Classic Rock 101.1 (WROQ-FM), 93.3 The Planet (WTPT-FM), Magic 98.9 (WSPA-FM), B93.7 (WFBC-FM) and The Block (WFBCHD2). Additional funds were raised through online and text-to-give donations that accrued in the days preceding the live broadcast. The success of this year’s event brings the total amount raised by Radiothon to over $3.2 million since 2007.“Radiothon is such a labor of love for the entire Entercom family. We have a passion for our loyal listeners and community and none are more special than the families at Children’s Hospital, says Devon van der Merwe, Director of Sales at Entercom. “Being able to give back is what makes our radio brands, our sponsors and personalities so powerful.” Radiothon helps fund an array of services not covered under a normal operating budget that make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients and families. This includes items needed for everyday care and play such as iPads and toys, specialized medical equipment and special needs car seats. The funds also support larger programs including a facility dog program and summer camps that Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate sponsors free of charge to patients. Prisma Health Children’s Hospital serves all of upstate South Carolina, western North Carolina and eastern Georgia. The money raised during Radiothon impacts more than 400,000 pediatric patients each year. WYRD-FM, WYRD-AM, WROQ-FM, WTPT-FM, WSPA-FM, WFBC-FM and WFBCHD2 are stations. is a part of Entercom, a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the country.