Beasley Media Group’s Detroit Praise Network (98.3 FM/99.9 FM / 105.9 HD2) hosted the 2023 National Urban Radio Cares for St. Jude Kid’s Radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The daylong event took place from 6am-11pm on Thursday March 2, 2023 at the PRASIE Network Studio in the Motor City. Donation requests were also encouraged on air over the weekend to help raise additional funds for the organization.
Detroit Praise Network Midday Personality Randi Myles hosted the radiothon and shared the story of St. Jude and services the hospital provides to families whose children are diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Listeners were asked to become a “Partner In Hope” by calling 800-411-9898 and pledging $19 per month by credit card. Callers who contributed as a “Partner in Hope” also received a “This Shirt Saves Lives” t-shirt.
“I am always amazed by the generosity of our Detroit listeners,” said Myles. “They hear the message, they see the vision and they respond with love. I am also thankful to our amazing team here at BBGI Detroit, who have wrapped their arms around my passion and have made it theirs too.”
Thanks to the support of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. The final total raised through the Detroit Praise Network Radiothon was $68,727.