The 15th Annual 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon Raises $309,925 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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The 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon, sponsored by the Philadelphia Area Mazda Dealers, raised $309,925 for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

group holding fundraising checkThe 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon aired Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 on WOGL-FM. Donations were taken by phone, online and in person. The Radiothon was broadcast live from the Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s Seacrest Studios, located in the Colket Atrium at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. WOGL hosts Valerie Knight and Frank Lewis of the Breakfast Club presented the check for $309,925 from 98.1 WOGL to Children’s Hospital.

“The CHOP community looks forward to the WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon each and every year,” said Madeline Bell, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Thanks to the work of countless staff, sponsors and volunteers, programs vital to the well-being of our patients and families receive invaluable support throughout the holiday season and beyond.”

Senior VP/Market Manager CBS Radio Philadelphia, David Yadgaroff said, “Every year we are overwhelmed and grateful to our listeners, fans and clients who donate to help the kids at Children’s Hospital and make the WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon one of our most proud moments of the year. It is truly incredible to experience the outpouring of support for CHOP. The Radiothon is a team effort at 98.1 WOGL with help from every department and every employee. We’re thrilled to help put smiles on the faces of the kids and families at CHOP.”

With special promotional help from our sister stations CBS3/CW, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, KYW Newsradio, 96.5 AMP Radio, SportsRadio 94WIP, 92.5 XTU, and thanks to WOGL’s Radiothon sponsors: Philadelphia Area Mazda Dealers, GIANT Food Stores, Mealey’s Furniture, American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Piazza Auto Group, Barbera on the Boulevard, Geno’s Steaks, CarSense, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Philadelphia Gas Works, California Closets, PA Leadership Charter School, Jiffy Lube, Martin Law, Meineke TOTAL Car Care, Bayada Pediatrics, Linvilla Orchards, Starr Restaurants, and DiNardo’s Famous Crabs and Seafood.

Funds raised through Children's Miracle Network are earmarked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for patient care programs. These programs provide constant 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 workers are all part of the healing process. These services are offered to every child who visits Children’s Hospital, and these are among the many programs that CMN funds help make possible.

The Children's Miracle Network in Philadelphia is part of the Children's Hospital Foundation, the charitable, tax-exempt organization benefiting Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.

About WOGL

WOGL is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major market radio operators in the United States. CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, is a division of CBS Corporation. CBS RADIO owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets — including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio — as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WIP, KYW, WPHT, WZMP and WXTU in Philadelphia.