Entercom Raises $1.4 Million for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore
PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 27, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., raised over $1.4 million during Mix 106.5’s (WWMX-FM) 31st annual radiothon benefitting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center (JHCC), a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® in Baltimore.
“Caring for children’s health is one of our long-standing values and Mix 106.5 is proud to use its voice to champion on their behalf in Maryland,” said Tracy Brandys, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Baltimore. “We are excited that our radiothon grows year after year to support the vital, life-saving mission of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. We’re thankful for the generosity of our listeners and sponsors who helped raise a record-setting amount for Johns Hopkins and the kids.”
“Children who are coping with difficult illnesses often do not feel like normal children,” said Tina Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director and Pediatrician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. “Pediatric patients are going through lifesaving surgeries, chemotherapy, testing and much more. This funding will help our providers and staff provide world-renowned pediatric care and also help our pediatric patients feel like children at a time and in a place where it is anything but normal.”
“We are so thankful for the generosity of the listeners and callers, as well as Mix 106.5, our volunteers and staff who helped make this event such a success,” said David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director and Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
The radiothon was broadcast live from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21. Station on-air personalities Reagan Warfield, Bethany Linderman, Corinna Delgado, Maria Dennis, and Priestly shared touching, heartwarming and occasionally heartbreaking stories from families and kids treated at JHCC. Sponsors who contributed to the radiothon’s success include Weis Markets and Chick-Fil-A, who both presented checks at the event; as well as triple-match sponsors Griffith Energy Services, Inc., Royal Farms and Wawa.
Entercom is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. Mix 106.5’s 31st annual radiothon benefitting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is a part of Entercom Serves, which includes support of children’s health.
Listeners can tune in to Mix 106.5 (WWMX-FM) in Baltimore on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Mix 106.5 is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
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About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.audacyinc.wpengine.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
About Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Founded in 1912 as the children’s hospital at Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center offers one of the most comprehensive pediatric medical programs in the country, with more than 100,000 patient visits and more than 8,500 admissions each year. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is Maryland’s largest children’s hospital and the only state-designated pediatric Trauma Service and Burn Unit in Maryland. It has recognized centers of excellence in dozens of pediatric subspecialties, including allergy, cardiology, cystic fibrosis, fetal therapy, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonary and transplant.