Alpha Media, Canton Helps Raise $158,673 with Wish-A-Thon
CANTON, OH, August, 18, 2016 – Alpha Media, Canton announced that Mix 94.1 WHBC-FM and News-Talk 1480 WHBC-AM joined forces with AultCare to help raise $158,673 during the 9th Annual AultCare Wish-A-Thon. All donations will go to Wishes Can Happen Inc., a local charity that raises funds for children with life threatening illnesses.
Mix 94.1 and News-Talk 1480 broadcasted live for 36 hours starting at 6:00AM August 11th and ending at 6:00PM August 12th at the Springbrook Plaza. A storm ripped through the area and leveled the Wish-A-Thon tent in the 10th hour, but that didn’t stop them. On air personalities, phone operators and the Wishes Can Happen families moved to the WHBC studios to continue the radiothon broadcast.
Alpha Media Market Manager, Larry Gawthrop commented on the announcement, “While the storm took out some of our technical abilities it never dampened the spirit of the event or the resolve of our staff. What we were able to accomplish was a great example of teamwork at its best.”
Wishes Can Happen, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, chartered in the State of Ohio since 1982, co-founded by Canton residents Cyndi Morrow and Linda Lippert. WCH is an all-volunteer group, simply organized under the guidance of a Board of Directors and have granted over 1,200 wishes for local area children ages 3-21 since 1982.
Donations can still be made at www.mixwishes.com