SANTA MONICA, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC), a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities, and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals, today announced that approximately $2.9 million was raised for member hospitals during the eighth annual network-wide Radiothon. This year 95 communities nationwide will benefit from the Radiothon due to the participation of Entravision's talented on-air staff and the increased reach of its online and mobile platforms.
Entravision's leading Jose, Super Estrella, and La Tricolor network radio formats kicked off the event Thursday, August 13th with live broadcasts from Children's Hospital Orange County (CHOC) and the following day from the lobby of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). The event concluded on Saturday, August 15th broadcasting from Children's Hospital Phoenix (CHP). The record-setting Radiothon total of $2,856,182 raised makes this the most successful Spanish-language Radiothon to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2015 and surpassed last year's $2.1 million tally. The donations will be utilized by local children's hospitals to help fund critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care, as well as provide treatment to low-income patients.
"Now in our eighth year of collaborating with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, we are thrilled to have broadcast this phenomenal 72 hour Radiothon and very happy to know that its success will benefit more hospitals and children than ever before," said Jeffery Liberman, Chief Operating Officer of Entravision. "The overwhelming accomplishments achieved in this year's Radiothon reflect the vast reach of Entravision's national radio platform, our growing digital presence and our on-air talent and staff who rallied the great force of our Spanish-language listeners.
"We are once again extremely proud of the great partnership we enjoy with the entire Entravision team," stated Joe Trevino, VP Hispanic Programs, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "This year's Radiothon success is a testament to the personal dedication, creativity and commitment by everyone involved to engage Entravision listeners to participate with the Radiothon. It was a comprehensive team effort by Entravision."
This year's Radiothon continued the theme of "Un Million Para Los Ninos" (One Million for the Children), which was far exceeded by Entravision's leading Spanish-language radio stations, including its Jose, Super Estrella, and La Tricolor formats. The multiday 2015 Radiothon included performances from Entravision's highly rated radio personalities, led by Oswaldo Diaz, who voices the lead personalities on the Erazno y La Chokolata show and was awarded Children's Miracle Network's Hispanic Radio Person of the Year in November of 2014. Diaz was joined by the talented Alex "El Genio" Lucas who rallied his listeners to support the Radiothon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as the mid-day cast of Luz Maria Briseno and Mayra Berenice on its Jose stations. Tricolor network coverage included a live show from Phoenix Children's Hospital by its mid-day program Armida y La Flaka. On its Super Estrella stations coverage was highlighted on El Show de Piolin, along with personal visits to children and parents at both CHOC and CHLA hospitals by mid-morning host Carlos Alvarez. Additional participation included Entravision's new LMS show featuring Jorge "Naranjito" Velazquez, Hyacinth Gomez, and Paco Galvez.
The Radiothon program has been an integral part of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' fundraising efforts since 1997. Today more than 300 stations participate in Radiothons annually, raising about $50 million each year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
About Entravision Communications Corporation Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities with an integrated platform of solutions and services that includes television, radio, digital media and data analytics to reach Latino audiences across the United States and Latin America. Entravision has 58 primary television stations, including in 20 of the nation's top 50 Latino markets, and is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision's UniMas network. Entravision also operates one of the nation's largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 49 owned and operated radio stations, and Entravision Solutions, a national sales representation and marketing organization specializing in Spanish-language media platforms and radio networks. Entravision also offers a variety of digital media platforms and services, including digital content, digital advertising platforms, including the #1-ranked online advertising platform in Hispanic reach, and data analytics solutions designed to maximize the opportunity for advertisers and marketers to connect with the growing Latino consumer market. Entravision shares of Class A Common Stock are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: EVC.
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