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Radio leads other media in giving to charity

Sunday 02 December, 2012

Not just at Christmas but all year 'round.

Apart from the notable exceptions of Channel 7 Perth, and Nine in Adelaide, when was the last time you saw a Telethon on television? Remember those big weekend fundraisers where the biggest stars performed and then tended the phones as viewers pushed the cash thermometer higher with their pledges? They certainly aren’t as common as they used to be.

Newspapers, magazines? Hardly. And online - forget it.

But radio gives and keeps on giving.



screen_shot_20121202_at_11.32.22_pm_180A random flick around the dial over the past few weeks saw Fox FM’s Matt & Jo (left) team up with Variety to raise $100,000 to distribute to 100 of Melbourne’s underprivileged kids and their families. 

Not to be outdone by their Melbourne sister, The Kyle & Jackie O Show and The Christmas Factory delivered almost 7,000 toys to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, with Kyle donning a Santa suit to distribute the toys to the kids. 

3AW’s Neil Mitchell program is helping out the friends of a 13-year-old girl, Annie Marsh-Pearson, who is currently battling brain cancer.

screen_shot_20121202_at_11.28.35_pm_160i98FM’s Camp Quality Convoy raised an astounding total of $1,009,735 for Camp Quality Illawarra through a record breaking 764 trucks and 926 motorbikes that traveled a distance of 70 kilometres.


Main Picture: 2GB’s Ray Hadley and Sony Music’s Denis Handlin hand over a $30,000 cheque to Professor Dominic Rowe, chair of the Research Committee to help Motor Neurone Disease Australia in its work to find a cure for the disease. The money is profit from Ray Hadley’s Country Music Collection Volume 2, a CD released through Sony Music.

The teams at Sea FM, Event Cinemas, Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas and the Salvation Army have partnered to raise toys for underprivileged children this festive season as part of Sea FM’s I Believe in Christmas Toy Drive. In 2011, Southern Cross Austereo collected and donated more than 20,000 toys for the Salvation Army and this year, they are hoping to raise even more for children across Australia.

Sea FM’s Galey and Charli travelled to the oncology unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital with 100 new bald Bratz Dolls to give to the children and B105 began its Christmas appeal with a week of special OBs.

Galey shaved his head to raise $1000 dollars in September to buy 40 of these bald BRATZ dolls from the USA. Audio below.

koalas_160ABC Local Radio 891 brought us the The Great Koala Count whichaims to learn more about the South Australian koala population by involving the general public, school children, community groups, and animal lovers as citizen scientists. 



The ACE Network provides ongoing support to SecondBite, an organisation committed to making apositive difference to people by identifying sources of nutritious surplus fresh food and produce that would otherwise go to waste and facilitating its safe and timely distribution to agencies and people in need.

Last month 7HOFM reached, its Million Dollar Job Hunt targetfinding a million dollars worth of employment in the Hobart community. It has seen employment created in various industries including accounting, traffic control and hospitality to sales, administration and hairdressing.

98five Sonshine FM Perth has had its 15th annual Radiothon. The week long fundraising event is an opportunity for community members to get behind Perth’s family friendly station. 

This year’s theme for Radiothon is A Picture of Hope which reflects the station’s goal to grow its major partnerships with over 20 community support organisations and 350 churches and community groups.


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3 December 2012 - 5:30am
Gee how old is is Denis looking these days !
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