The annual WTKA takeover for Mott is going on now, with some events continuing through Friday. The radio-thon is one of the many ways that the football team and athletic department as a whole support C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The full release from UM Health System:
The University of Michigan football team, coaches, players and former players will take over the airwaves in Ann Arbor to raise funds for the U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital.Ann Arbor Radio’s four stations – Sports Talk 1050 WTKA (1050 AM), W4 Country (102.9 FM), 107one (107.1 FM), and WLBY Ann Arbor’s Business Talk Radio (1290 AM) – will host a 12-hour radio-a-thon event to raise awareness for the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital building project and fund-raising campaign. The radio-a-thon runs 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 11.The event will continue live across the state on “The Huge Show” hosted by Bill Simonson, 3 – 6 p.m. Friday, June 12. “The Huge Show” – which is headquartered in Grand Rapids – will broadcast from Schembechler Hall in Ann Arbor, and heard statewide on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA (1050 AM) and the “Huge” radio network: 97.5 FM-Muskegon, 100.9 FM-Midland, 730 AM-Lansing, 1280 AM-Mt Pleasant, 1330 AM-Flint, 107.3 FM – Grand Rapids, 1380 AM-Greenville, 1440 AM-Dowagiac, 1450 AM – Holland, 1660 AM-Kalamazoo.In addition, a BBQ with the Boys event with the football team at Schembechler Hall to continue to raise money for the radio-a-thon will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. Friday, June 12. Tickets are $250 for four people, which will include tours of the hall, games on the practice field, autographs and pictures with the team.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.In 2008, the radio-a-thon helped raise more than $100,000 for the children’s and women’s hospitals.In addition to the Wolverine football program, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital patients, families and medical experts will be featured during the radio-a-thon.Listeners that day can pledge to make a contribution to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital by calling 800-559-2657, or going online to www.mottchildrenshospital.org, www.wtka.com, www.w4country.com, or www.annarbors107one.com.Ann Arbor Radio’s broadcast area covers all of Washtenaw County, North to Flint, South to Ohio, East to Detroit and West to Jackson with more than 260,000 daily listeners.Money raised from the radio-a-thon and BBQ will go towards the playground equipment for the new hospital.To learn more about the children’s and women’s fund-raising campaign and building project, visit www.mottchildrenshospital.org.