SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KRZZ-FM "93.3FM La Raza", the Spanish radio station owned and operated by Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (Nasdaq: SBSA) in the San Francisco Bay area, conducted its 4th annual fundraising Radiothon benefiting the Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland this past weekend resulting in $424,000 raised in donations and pledges.
The Radiothon was produced live from the hospital and began with a broadcast on Friday morning and ended Sunday evening. It was a team effort and the following DJ's participated: Carmen Ramirez "La Morrita", Ernesto de Santiago "El Barzon", Charito Martinez, Valentin Garcia "El Semental", Fernando Martinez "El Carinoso" and special guest, Erika Vidrio "La Potranca".
"To support and help the community, children in particular, is our responsibility and that is why we continue with this annual radiothon tradition, especially because these children are our future leaders," said Elena Jovel, Program Director of 93.3FM La Raza. "It is an honor for 93.3FM La Raza to have done this 4th Radiothon to benefit Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland."
The funds raised during the Radiothon are part of the national efforts by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that works with 170 local children's hospitals in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Urban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #6). The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the country and operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company's corporate Web site can be accessed at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, uses the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. For more information visit: www.cmnhospitals.org
CONTACT: Vladimir Gomez, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., Director, Marketing and Communications +1-305-644-4817, email@example.com
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