The second annual Radio One/St. Jude Radiothon, featuring the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, raised $840,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Held on Thursday, April 2, the radiothon was broadcast on Radio One affiliate stations in 11 cities.
During the morning show, Yolanda Adams and co-host Brother Larry Jones encouraged listeners to donate to St. Jude by telephone or logging onto www.radiocaresforstjude.org. At the conclusion of the morning show, the 11 participating affiliate markets continued the radiothon into the early evening through the commitment of local on-air personalities. Participating stations were located in Houston, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Richmond, Detroit, Philadelphia, Indianapolis and DC.
“The gospel community is a giving community. I am proud that the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and its listeners are helping to make a difference in the lives of St. Jude patients battling catastrophic illnesses,” said Adams. “Through this annual radiothon, I hope we continue to give hope to families who are facing one of the most difficult times in their lives.”