The 18th Annual “98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon” Raises More Than $257,000 for CHOP

Published on

The 18th Annual “98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon” Raises More Than $257,000 for CHOP Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., raised $257,268 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) during the 18th annual “98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon.”

“We want to thank each and every person who helped benefit the kids at CHOP by participating in this year’s ‘98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon,’” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Philadelphia. “We are so grateful for WOGL listeners and community members who donated and also very thankful for the volunteers and on-air personalities who contributed their time and talent to help make this year’s radiothon a huge success.”

“On behalf of the entire Children’s Hospital community, I would like to thank the WOGL team, and their loyal listeners, volunteers and sponsors for their ongoing support of the “98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon,’” said Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “The programs funded by radiothon donations make a lasting difference in the lives of our patients and their families, and each year we look forward to raising awareness of these very important services.”

“98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon” was broadcast live from the Colket Atrium at CHOP on Tuesday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 4. Donations were taken by phone, online and in person, and the event concluded with 98.1 WOGL (WOGL-FM) on-air hosts Marilyn Russell, Glenn Kalina, Bobby Smith and Nicky G. presenting the check to CHOP. The radiothon is part of Entercom’s continued support of children’s health and commitment to aiding the success of the communities that are the heart of its business.

Funds raised through the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) are earmarked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for patient care programs. These programs provide consistent 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 work are all part of the healing process. These services are offered to every child who visits CHOP, and they are among the many programs that CMN funds help make possible. The CMN in Philadelphia is part of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, the charitable, tax-exempt organization benefiting CHOP.

For photos and video of the event, please visit the WOGL web site.

Contact: Jennifer Lee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-6084 or