K99.1FM’s Radiothon: How to help countless Dayton-area children with a phone call

The ringing of telephones will be music to many families’ ears this week.

It’s time for the 22nd Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon in Dayton, benefiting Dayton Children’s Hospital

The Radiothon will be live Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 -8, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with K99.1FM’s Nancy Wilson.

>> What you need to know about K99.1FM’s Radiothon

>> How to listen to Radiothon online

Check out photos from the 20th Anniversary of K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon benefiting Dayton Children's.

Wilson, the host of K99.1FM’s New Country Mornings, will broadcast live from the lobby of Dayton Children’s. Volunteers answer calls as donors— hopefully — keep phones ringing off the hook. K99.1FM is owned by Cox Media Group Ohio, which also owns Dayton.com.

Among the guests who will take part in the event during the three days are WHIO-TV’s Leticia Perry and Gabby Enright and Miss Ohio, Caroline Grace Williams.

For more than two decades, listeners have donated more than three million dollars to purchase life-saving equipment for Miami Valley children. All of the money stays at Dayton Children’s. 

Listeners are being encouraged to become “Miracle Makers” by donating $15 a month for a year, however, callers can donate for as much and as long as they want.

Letitia Perry answers phones during the annual Cares for Kids Radiothon Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Dayton Children's Hospital. Bob Garlock / Staff

HOW TO DONATE:

• Online: website

• By Phone: 1-888-746-KIDS (5437) 

• Text Message: Text K99KIDS to 51555 to donate via text message 

• Mail: Dayton Children's Hosptial Foundation-Radiothon. One Children's Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404-1815

• Donate via Alexa: Just say “Alexa, donate to the K99 Cares for Kids Radiothon” to your Alexa enabled device

Nancy Wilson of K99.1 FM answers phones during a past Cares for Kids Radiothon benefiting Dayton Children's Hospital. Bob Garlock / Staff

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