Magic 98.3 Hosts Embrace Kids Radiothon
October 2, 2012
Magic 98.3 in New Brunswick once again teamed up with Embrace Kids Foundation 5th annual “Embrace Kids Radiothon.” The event took place on May 31st and April 1st at the College Avenue Gym in conjunction with the Rutgers University Dance Marathon. Proceeds from the event benefited kids with cancer and blood disorders.
Embrace Kids Foundation offers comprehensive support to families, including financial assistance, an education program, counseling and holiday events for the children, along with unique programs and services that deliver a thorough and compassionate method of bringing care to families when they need it most, when their child has catastrophic illness.
Magic 98.3 was on site with a live broadcast both days from 9am to 6pm. On Saturday, it was Magic Morning Show Host Chris McCoy, along with APD/MD & Midday Host Debbie Mazella, and on Sunday, it was Program Director and Afternoon Drive Personality Jeff Rafter, along with night host John Lisk from 10am to 7pm. Both days were filled with interviews of families that have been helped by Embrace Kids. The event raised more than $442,000.
“This is a signature event for WMGQ. It ties us to community on all levels by exposing the radio station to Rutgers students and alumni while benefiting a local non-profit organization and satisfying our broadcast sponsor.” said WCTC & WMGQ Station Manager, Dan Henrickson.
Magic 98.3’s Embrace Kids Radiothon has been part of the Rutgers University Dance Marathon for five years. In that time, the donations to help children and families in the community have increased each year, despite a difficult economy.