IHeart San Diego Give A Thon Recap

By Joe Nelson


San Diego, Calif. – iHeartMedia San Diego’s seven radio stations participated in the First Annual iHeart Rady Children’s Give A Thon in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego on December 12 and 13, 2018.

KGB-FM; KHTS-FM; KIOZ-FM: KLSD-AM; KMYI-FM; KOGO-AM; and KSSX-FM broadcasted live from the hospital each day of the Give A Thon between 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the broadcasts, station personalities interviewed former patients, physicians, and the parents and families of patients currently being treated at the hospital, who shared their stories and experiences with station listeners.

Over the course of the two-day Give A Thon, $263,837 in donations was raised by iHeartRadio San Diego station listeners who made their contributions via phone, text and an online portal. Many listener donations were matched by local businesses, families and individuals. “The generosity of our listeners will help ensure that every child gets the best care possible, right here in our community,” said Rob Scorpio, Senior Vice President of Programming iHeartRadio San Diego / Riverside.

Donations made to Rady Children’s Hospital help fund lifesaving technology and research, provide a safety net for children with little or no private medical insurance and create a healing environment for patients and their families.

About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego:

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 551-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all ten pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission. For more information, visit www.rchsd.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo.

About iHeartMedia San Diego:

iHeartMedia San Diego owns and operates KGB-FM; KHTS-FM; KIOZ-FM; KLSD-AM; KMYI-FM; KOGO-AM; and KSSX-FM, and is part of iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading audio and media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio offers the country’s top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 110 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.


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