SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (OTCQX: SBSAA) along with its leading radio station in the Bay area, 93.3FM La Raza (KRZZ) in San Jose/ San Francisco announced today that they hosted their 9th annual Radiothon for Kids with the purpose of raising funds for the benefit of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. The live event began on Friday, December 1st from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST) and it continued on Saturday, December 2 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST). Listeners of 93.3FM La Raza tune in to patients and their families sharing their stories of healing, dreams and miracles all thanks to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. For nine consecutive years, the Latinos in the Bay Area put their heart in the Radiothon to benefit Children's Hospital in Oakland, California. This time $407,000.00 was collected from Friday 1st to Saturday, December 2nd, where the radio team, 93.3 FM La Raza, volunteers, and the donors made once again the Radiothon a complete success.
The "Radiothon for Kids" was hosted by the radio personalities from 93.3FM La Raza (KRZZ), such as El Terrible "Al Aire con El Terrible", "Chikilin" Adal Loreto, Gilberto Ríos "El Compa Gil", El Barzon, El Semental, among others who broadcasted live from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, which is a part of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital, to serve the area of San Francisco, San José. One hundred percent of the donations collected during this two day Radiothon will be donated to the fund of health services of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.
"Nothing is more important to our future than helping those who devote their lives to the health and well-being of children. It is an honor for 93.3FM La Raza to organize this event for eight consecutive years and we are proud of our contribution to this community. The power of radio is alive and well in San Francisco, San Jose through KRZZ, specially with events like this one," said Christian de la Cruz, VP/General Manager of 93.3FM La Raza.
"The UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals truly appreciates the significant efforts of 93.3 FM La Raza and its followers along with the commitment they demonstrate by helping the sick children in our community. "Radiothon for Kids", will provide the opportunity for listeners to hear anecdotes directly from patients and their families about the care and recovery obtained through the help provided by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, regardless of their ability to pay for receiving aid," said Elena Jovel, Director of Programming at 93.3FM La Raza.
Celebrities have always been present at this event and this year was no different. Kevin Ortiz, a young revelation of the Regional Mexican genre, was present during our "Radiothon for Kids" on Friday, December 1st.
The UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals receives more than 250,000 patients each year. Approximately 27% of the patients are Hispanic, so Radiothon for Kids will create awareness of this fact and the services that the hospital offers.
Tune in to 93.3FM La Raza who continues to support this noble cause. Listeners are welcome to donate at 1-800-680-3622 or by visiting the webpage give.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is a leading Hispanic media company that owns and operates 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Latin Rhythmic format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 250 affiliated stations reaching 93% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns 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 and owns multiple bilingual websites, as well as LaMusica, a mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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