Staff members at Momentum Broadcasting in Visalia hold up a mock check representing the money raised in a two-day radiothon for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Written by David Castellon
Momentum Broadcasting in Visalia raised $183,270 during its latest St. Jude Radiothon last week.
The money was donated March 21-22 by listeners to KJUG 106.7 Country and KIOO 99.7 Classic Rock, which transmit to the Visalia, Tulare, Hanford and Porterville areas.
The money raised has been donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis to support its program offering treatment to ill children at no charge, as well as doing cancer research that has lead to the development of protocols used there and at other treatment centers.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the way our local communities have embraced the St. Jude mission of treating childhood cancers, helping those in need without expense,” station General Manager Bill Lynch said in a written statement.
“Children from our local cities and towns have been to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to be treated, and many have been cured. We are so grateful to everyone who gave, and our many wonderful sponsors who made the two-day broadcast possible,” he said.
“This year’s contributions represent the high-water mark in our fundraiser, and I’m very proud of our organization for making this happen.”
Momentum is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Groppetti Automotive Family in Visalia.