92.3 WIL-FM holds 18th “Country Cares for Kids” radiothon


92.3 WIL St. Louis raised $235,510 during their annual “Country Cares For Kids®” St. Jude Radiothon held on 12/15 and 12/16 at the Bonneville St. Louis Media Group studios.

The station’s annual live Radiothon, which benefits the patients and medical research programs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, was anchored by “The Cornbread Morning Show”, CMA’s 2009 Major Market Personalities of the Year winners.

Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, co-founded by Randy Owen of the Grammy Award-winning group ALABAMA, is one of the most successful radio fundraising programs in America. Since the Radiothon program began over 30 years ago, hundreds of radio stations across the country, including 92.3 WIL, have participated to help raise more than $365 million in pledges for the patients and research programs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

92.3 WIL has raised almost $5.8 million of that national figure over the past 18 years of hosting the St. Jude Radiothon program. PD Greg Mozingo comments, “92.3 WIL is proud to have hosted the “Country Cares For Kids” St. Jude Radiothon for our eighteenth year, which is a heritage charitable event at our station.”

Mozingo thanked the entire WIL staff for putting on such a successful fundraiser event in spite of the tough economy. Citing parent company Bonneville International’s mission statement, he adds, “Our communities are better because we get involved and make a difference.”