by Treavor Halleck
Placed in Press Release
August 3, 2016 – Greenville, SC – Entercom Upstate, a collective of seven regional radio stations owned by Entercom Communications (NYSE: ETM), is partnering with the Greenville Health System (GHS) for their 9th annual Radiothon this Thursday, August 4th and Friday, August 5th from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm ET to support the Children’s Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina.
The fundraiser officially kicks off in the lobby of the Greenville Memorial Hospital and will be broadcast live on all seven Entercom Upstate stations: WFBC-FM B93.7, WFBC HD2 96.3 The Block, WTPT-FM 93.3 The Planet, WROQ-FM Classic Rock 101.1, WYRD-FM 106.3 WORD, WYRD-AM ESPN Upstate and WSPA-FM Magic 98.9. The live broadcasts will include on-air personalities interviewing members of the Greenville community about their experiences with the Children’s Hospital.
The annual Radiothon has raised over $2.3 million to date and supported thousands of children in the Greenville community. All of the proceeds serve to help nearly 400,000 children with cystic fibrosis, autism, diabetes, brain injuries, pediatric cancer and other medical challenges.
“Entercom Upstate has a longstanding history of supporting and giving back to the communities we serve,” said Steve Sinicropi, Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Upstate. “The Radiothon, now in its ninth year, is just one example of how we work together with our sponsors and our listeners to do something impactful for our community.”
“It is difficult to measure the impact that Entercom Upstate and its family of loyal listeners have on the children and families that the GHS Children’s Hospital serves,” says Burgess Scott, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Manager for GHS Children’s Hospital. “Entercom Upstate has been our committed partner for nine years and we are lucky to receive such overwhelming support from their listeners.”
The Children’s Hospital has recently dedicated its fifth floor Family Room to Entercom Upstate to recognize how the company has had a positive impact on the hospital through the Children’s Hospital Radiothon.
Entercom Upstate proudly recognizing its 2016 Sponsors: Garret’s Golf Cars,Anderson Pediatric Dentistry, Carolina Fresh Farms, Furniture Marketplace,Ianuario Law, South Carolina Orthodontics Group, Sonny’s Camp N Travel,Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union, Upcountry History Museum, Gallivan, White and Boyd, iHop, Local Cue, Local Taco, and Haywood Grill.
Entercom Upstate is the largest radio group in Greenville and Spartanburg DMA with seven radio stations: B93.7, Magic 98.9, 93.3 The Planet, Classic Rock 101.1, ESPN Upstate, 106.3 WORD, and 96.3 The Block, reaching over 700,000 listeners weekly.
Known for locally programmed stations and live, local talent, Entercom Upstate is home to the biggest brands and personalities on Upstate radio, including Hawk & Tom, The Rise Guys, John Boy & Billy, Steve Harvey, The Tara Show, The Bobby Mac Show, The Carolina Panthers and Clemson Tiger football, basketball and baseball.
More information is available at www.entercomupstate.com
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its 124 highly rated stations in 27 top markets across the country. Entercom is a purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities. Entercom delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite.
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