CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Fourth Annual WQBE and Electric 102 Cares for Kids Radiothon benefiting West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will hit the Charleston airwaves live on Oct. 18.

WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, WQBE (97.5 FM) and Electric 102 (102.7 FM) will host the radiothon at the Southridge Walmart and will be broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19.

Radio personalities will tell stories about children who have benefited from services provided by WVU Children’s Hospital. Patients are also scheduled to visit the radiothon to share their stories on air. To date, the radiothon has raised more than $200,000 in support of WVU Children’s Hospital.

For information about the radiothon, contact the WVU Children’s Hospital Development Office at 304-598-4346, ext. 1.

The toll free number for donations during the radiothon is 877-719-KIDS (5437).

WVU Children’s Hospital – located within Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see

The Children’s Miracle Network is a fundraising program to benefit hospitals providing healthcare for children. Created by the Osmond Foundation in 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network includes 170 hospitals throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For information on Children’s Miracle Network, see
For more information: Angela Jones, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
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