New Country 96.3 and 99.5 The Wolf Team Up to Raise $443,757 for Cook Children’s Medical Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Fort Worth, TX – New Country 96.3 (KSCS-FM) and 99.5 The Wolf (KPLX-FM), both Dallas/Fort Worth Cumulus Media radio stations, made radio history joining together for a two day broadcast to raise money for Cook Children’s Medical Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Thursday, December 3, 2020 and Friday, December 4, 2020, on-air talent from each station took to their microphones together, in a simulcast Country for the Kids Radiothon to raise $443,757 for Cook Children’s.
The Stations were able to broadcast from the Cumulus Media studios in Dallas, Texas, each on-air talent in a separate studio utilizing Zoom to communicate while staying safe and socially distanced. The Stations utilized video streaming platforms to interview hospital patients, their families, and staff who were at the hospital or their homes during the broadcast.
This unique concept was the creation of KPLX/KSCS Program Director, Mike Preston, who joined Cumulus in March 2020. “Two days for radio magic by two teams of amazing on-air talent made this event a huge success. I know we
all look forward to continuing this new tradition of combining forces for Cook Children’s again in 2021,” comments Preston.
2020 marks the seventh Cook Children’s Radiothon broadcast for KSCS and the first Cook Children’s Radiothon broadcast for KPLX. Cumulus Media Dallas/Fort Worth has raised more than $1,700,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital during their seven year partnership.
Grant Harris, SVP/Chief Development Officer Cook Children’s Health Foundation, comments about the event “Our annual Radiothon with New Country 96.3 has, year after year, been a wonderful way for our communities to support the patients at Cook Children’s. This year, we are thrilled to expand our audience to include listeners of 99.5 The Wolf for our first ever Country for the Kids Radiothon. The funds raised go a long way in helping patient families and are especially critical now as we face this pandemic together and prepare for whatever the future may hold.”
Money raised through Radiothon will be used to fund the areas where the need is greatest at Cook Children’s. This includes, but is not limited to, the daily care of patients and their families, enhancement of programs, and investing in innovative equipment that is up-to-date with the latest advances in medicine and technology.
Country for the Kids Radiothon was presented by Meador Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. The phone bank was sponsored by CornerStone Staffing and CornerStone Medical. Other supportive businesses include: Whataburger, Aflac, Sun & Ski Sports, Luminova Holidays, Dring Air Conditioning and Heating, Freeman Toyota, and MasterTech Service Corp. Heating and Air.