Contact: Director of News/Community Affairs
Sheila Stewart, 301-429-2639
WPRS-FM (Praise 104.1) Teaming Up Again With St. Jude In The Fight Against Childhood Cancer
Lanham, MD– Radio One DC Station WPRS-FM Praise 104.1 will host The Annual St. Jude Radiothon onThursday, April 5th, 2012 from 6a-10p at their new facility located at 8515 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910.
The broadcast will begin during the The Yolanda Adams Morning Show from 6a-10a and will continue through The Lonnie Hunter Show from 10a-3p with local DC Market updates from Community Affairs DirectorSheila Stewart; 3p-7p with Afternoon Personality Cheryl Jackson and 7p until 10p with The ‘Coco Brother’ Show.
On-site volunteers taking pledges this year will be: DC Congress of Black Women; 100 Fathers Inc; Sisters 4 Sisters Network Organization; DC 100 Black Men of America; Prince Georges County 100 Black Men of America; The Men Aiming Higher Organization; Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Local Government & Elected Leaders as well as NBA/NFL Players.
Last year the station raised over$200,000 dollars to benefit St. Jude and their global efforts to find a cure for cancer and diseases in young children. Listeners in the area can donate to St. Jude during broadcast hours by visiting praisedc.com.
Flippin Pizza of (Maryland) and Chick-fil-A (Silver Spring) will serve as breakfast, lunch, and dinner sponsors this year. Ken DixonAutomotive (Waldorf, MD) is also this year’s (Presenting Sponsor)
About Radio One: Radio One, Inc. is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning 52 radio broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. As a part of its core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother’s “Spirit” program, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ “Empowering Moments”, the Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and the Warren Ballentine Show.