San Antonio 8th Annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner Radiothon!
Alpha Media San Antonio held the 8th Annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner Radiothon on Friday, October 16, 2015. Six radio stations – News Talk 550 KTSA, 1250 ESPN San Antonio, 941 KTFM, 1027 JACK-FM, KLEY-FM, and KSAH-FM – raised over $114,000 to benefit the largest Thanksgiving Dinner celebration in the country.
The Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, named after the late Raul Jimenez, a local restaurateur, commenced 36 years ago serving meals to a couple of hundred people in need. The tradition called “A Feast of The Heart” has continued annually orchestrated by Mr. Jimenez daughter Patricia Jimenez. Today the event serves Thanksgiving Day meals to over 25,000 of most needy and elderly in San Antonio.
Operations Director, Greg Martin, commented, “We associate our stations with so many wonderful organizations, but this one is genuine. It’s family run and family executed with the help of the of the San Antonio community. There is no worry about high paying salaries and big overhead. You know exactly where your money is going”.
“We are eternally grateful to Alpha Media, KTSA and its sister stations for helping us raise over $114,000 to benefit the 35th Annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner. Thank you to the listeners who called in to make their donations and all of the in-studio guests who took time out of their busy schedules to support the cause and give their testimony. Due to this generous out-pour 25,000 Senior Citizens, underprivileged families and the homeless will experience the joy of Thanksgiving,” Patricia Jimenez added.