Michigan football take over WTKA June 13

ErocWolverineSenior Writer IJune 12, 2008

Ann Arbor Radio's four stations take part in 12-hour radio-a-thon featuring U-M coaches, football players, health care experts and patients

On Friday, June 13, the University of Michigan football team will take over Ann Arbor Radio’s four stations to benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital & Women's Hospital.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.– From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, the University of Michigan football team will take over 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 Progressive Talk Radio (1290 AM) – to benefit U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital.

Plus, from 3 – 6 p.m. the radio-a-thon will be broadcast live across the state on “The Huge Show” hosted by Bill Simonson. “The Huge Show” – which is headquartered in Grand Rapids – will broadcast from the studios of WTKA in Ann Arbor, and heard statewide on the “Huge” radio network: 97.5 FM-Muskegon, 730 AM-Lansing, 1280 AM-Mt Pleasant, 1330 AM-Flint, 1380 AM-Greenville, 1440 AM-Dowagiac, 1660 AM-Kalamazoo.

As part of the 12-hour radio-a-thon event, head football coach Rich Rodriguez– along with other Michigan coaches, players and former players – will be on the air talking about Michigan Football, and raising awareness for the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital building project and fund-raising campaign. In 2007, the radio-a-thon helped to raise more than $137,000 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 by going online to http://www.mottchildrenshospital.org/, http://www.wtka.com/, http://www.w4country.com/, or http://www.annarbors107one.com/.

To talk with a coach, player or guest on June 13, call the studio line at (734) 998-1050. A live stream of the radio-a-thon also will be available online at http://www.wtka.com/, http://www.w4country.com/, or http://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. Each day, more than 260,000 listeners tune in to Ann Arbor Radio’s stations.
To learn more about the children’s and women’s fund-raising campaign and building project, visit http://www.mottchildrenshospital.org/.

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