WOGL Radiothon raises $658,272


CBS RadioIt was for the CBS Radio/Philadelphia Classic Hits/Oldies station’s 11th Annual 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon bringing the 11 year total to over $5.5 million for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

It was the highest amount in the event’s 11 year history.

A highlight of the two day Radiothon was an amazing one time donation of $65,000 from our friends Phil Cannella and Joann Small of The Crash Proof Retirement Show, making their three year donation total $165,000.  They are the single largest contributors in the 11-year radiothon history. The donation was presented during Bob Pantano’s 98.1 WOGL Saturday Night Dance Party Marathon at Adelphia Restaurant and Nightclub.  An additional $10,313 was raised during the Pantano Dance Marathon.

Another high point included Harvey Holiday’s Street Corner Sunday program.  In 3 hours, Harvey Holiday’s Heroes came together to pledge over $14,480  towards the 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon grand total.  To date, Holiday’s Heroes have raised $82,311 for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.



  1. When innocent children are the beneficiary of largess, you have to stand up and applaud the gesture, regardless of the source. But there are times when that’s exactly what it is–a gesture designed to transfer all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings to a person or organization that might not otherwise deserve that public good will. I am told the Mafia often would make large charitable contributions to the Church and other good causes. As welcome as those contributions were, we can’t forget where the money is coming from.

    I am not comparing Phil Cannella, Joann Small and First Senior Financial Group to the Mafia! God no! I’m happy that CHOP’s little angels have an extra $65,0000. All I’m saying is there are times when there’s more going on than meets the eye. Interested parties should Google Canella and his organization and by all means decide for themselves. All that glitters is not gold.

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