The 15th annual KSL (AM-1160) "Ra-diothon for Primary Children's Medical Center" begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, and continues until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The event has helped to raise more than $1.1 million for the medical center since its inception in 1977.
Many KSL employees, such as Bob Lee and John Dehnel, have been involved with the project since its beginning. Others involved in past Radiothons include: Doug Wright, Dave Hebertson and Chris Tunis. Other key KSL employees to be involved in this year's event are: Tim Hughes, Rod Arquette, Tammy Kikuchi and Amanda Dixon."KSL's annual Radiothon is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable activities of the year for KSL Radio," Russ Wood, station general manager, said. "Even at a time when the world situation is so uncertain, there still remains a need for medical care at Primary Children's Medical Center. We are proud to be able to be involved in such a worthy project."
KSL traditionally forgoes all regular programming (even commercials) during the Radiothon.
The Radiothon will air interviews with patients who have received care, and/or their parents, or with those who are currently hospitalized at the center. Listeners will hear the story of 12-year-old Chris Scott of Price, who was accidentally shot.
Pledges may be phoned in to one of these numbers: 521-KIDS (Salt Lake area), 470-KSL1 (Provo), 670-KSL1 (Ogden), or can be mailed to: KSL Radiothon, P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0249. - Lynn Arave.