Radio station raises money for children’s hospital

Many freebees were given away to anyone who came out to the event.

Star 102.1 takes over the halls of West Town Mall to raise money for Children's Hospital.
Star 102.1 takes over the halls of West Town Mall to raise money for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
Megan Gutgsell/ TNJN

Star 102.1 takes over West Town Mall for the 13th Annual Radiothon, with all proceeds benefiting the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

The Radiothon took place from 6 a.m. on March 6 to 6 p.m. on March 7. Star 102.1 radio DJs Marc and Kim live broadcasted from the mall.

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has partnered up with the station in the past.  Over the past years, the radiothon has been able to raise $2 million.

“The radiothon is a great way to spread the word about the fundraisers that Star puts on,” said Kirby Sprewell, Star 102.1 intern.

The event had a silent auction that gave away prizes such as Chick-Fil-A gift baskets, Bristol Speedway tickets, artwork and getaways to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The auction money and donations will go towards equipment for the hospital’s home healthcare program.

The station also conducted on-scene interviews with children who were willing to tell their survival stories.

Salsarita’s gave away free chips and The Cheesecake Factory donated free cheesecake to all who came to support the event.

The radiothon was free and open to the public. For more Star 102.1 events, click here.

Edited by Jessica Carr

 

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