LBI Media Radio Stations in Houston Raise Close to $500,000 During Two-Day Radiothon for Texas Children’s Hospital
— La Raza 98.5 FM, El Norte 107.9 FM and to La Ranchera Deportes 850 AM/101.7 FM support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® for fourth consecutive year —
BURBANK, CA – April 5, 2018 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – LBI Media, the fastest growing, minority owned Spanish- language broadcasting company in the U.S. announced today that its three leading radio stations in Houston raised a grand total of $491,153.00 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.
In its fourth year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, LBI Media radio propertiesLa Raza KTJM 98.5 FM, El Norte KQQK 107.9 FM and toLa Ranchera Deportes KEYH 850 AM/101.7 FM raised close to $500,000.00 during a two-day radiothon that took place from March 22-23, 2018. Supported by Hispanic radio listeners in the greater Houston Metro area, the money raised this year represents a 115% increase in funds compared to fundraising efforts in 2017.
For the past three years, during a two-day radiothon, LBI Media’s radio station DJ’s and personalities have committed to use their time, talent and the power of their radio platform to create awareness for critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care for underserved, low income children who require critical medical attention. The money raised will continue to benefit the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Since 2015, LBI Media’s radio stations in Houston have raised a cumulative total of over $1.7 million during the radiothon from over 2,700 Hispanic radio listeners for the charitable organization.
“We are so grateful to our listeners for once again stepping up to the plate and collectively raising close to $500,000 for this great charity in spite of having gone through one of the worst natural disasters in the city’s history just six months ago. The Latino community understands the importance of giving back and helping those that need it most. At LBI Media, we are proud to not only have this as one of our core values, but also to lend our broadcasting platform to ensure we continue supporting social causes of this nature,” stated Benny Herzog, manager, national radio sales, LBI Media, based in Houston.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to children across the U.S. and Canada. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
“LBI Media has been a terrific partner for Children’s Miracle Network and the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. To date, they have helped us raise over $1.7 Million to help heal kids in and around Houston. These funds have helped Children’s Miracle Network provide much needed equipment, medications, and research for many underprivileged children and their families. A great number of these are Hispanic families that would otherwise not be able to afford this life saving care and attention made possible through the support of LBI Media’s radio and TV stations,” stated Danny Garcia, director, Hispanic Programs, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.
About LBI Media, Inc.
LBI Media is the largest privately held, minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, with ten television stations and seventeen radio stations operating in top U.S. Hispanic markets. LBI Media operates the EstrellaTV Network, Don Cheto Radio Network, Fenomeno Studios MCN, Que Buena Radio and La Raza Radio. The Company produces over 50 hours of original television programming at its Burbank Television Studios each week. The EstrellaTV® programming catalog consists of over 7,500 hours of original, Spanish-language television programming in genres including talk, drama, comedy, variety, reality, music and more. To learn more about LBI Media and see company updates, please visit www.lbimedia.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.