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Record breaking Radiothon Raises Over $147,000 in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Record breaking Radiothon Raises Over $147,000 in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

The 13th Annual Thunder 102 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon on May 16th & 17th raised $147,135 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This annual event has raised over $750,000 to date.  During this 26-hour long radiothon, Bold Gold Media On-Air Personalities were joined by committee members, sponsors, dignitaries and special guests, including Marlo Thomas, whose father, Danny Thomas, founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  In addition to donations made in the 26-hour event, money was raised throughout the year at events like the Bold Gold Open Golf Tournament, Celebrity Bartending Nights at area restaurants, a cancer awareness motorcycle ride, and at dozens of locations throughout Thunder Country who sold SUNY Sullivan Boot Cards.  A few highlights were the presentation of a $35,000 check from the Wurtsboro H.O.G. motorcycle club, from their poker run, and a $10,000 check from Resorts World Catskills.  Then New York State Senator, Peter Oberacker, surprised Bold Gold with the presentation of the Empire Award for our stations’ service to the betterment of our community and New York State.

“This is really an example of local radio at its finest; pulling together community leaders, organizations, sponsors and listeners for one cause. It’s a humbling experience to be a small part of it.” says Paul Ciliberto, Bold Gold Senior Advisor and host of Ciliberto & Friends on Catskills News Talk 92.5 & 94.9.

“Raising this much money in a small market like Sullivan and the Catskills truly shows that community matters and that live local radio is stronger than ever.” says Dawn Ciorciari, General Manager of Bold Gold Media NY Operations.


For Information Contact:

Dawn Ciorciari, GM Bold Gold Media Group NY

845-794-9898 ext 102

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