MIAMI, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic community in the South Florida area will be calling their favorite radio stations WCMQ-FM Zeta 92.3FM and WRMA-FM La Nueva I 95.7FM on Tuesday, March 1st 2016 from 6am to 7pm, to support the inaugural Operation Smile "Da una Sonrisa. Cambia una vida para siempre" radiothon benefiting "Operation Smile" the international children's medical charity that provides free life-changing surgeries for children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial malformations.
The radiothon will take place with two of the most listened to radio stations in the south Florida market, the event is set to raise more than 209 smiles to support the Operation Smile mission: with a global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from more than 80 countries, dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children from more than 60 countries.
The two participating radio stations WCMQ-FM Zeta 92.3FM and WRMA-FM La Nueva I 95.7FM from Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. are based in Miami, Florida. Because of successful events like these, no family ever receives a bill from Operation Smile for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Operation Smile has provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
"Joining the lifesaving mission of Operation Smile was an easy choice. I knew our listeners would be supportive, but their generosity will exceed our expectations," said Carolina Santamarina, VP of Sales & General Manager of SBS Miami.
Tuesday March 1st, 2016, our own Operation Smile, "Da una Sonrisa. Cambia una vida para siempre"- radiothon will have the support of Zeta's 92.3FM popular and well-known DJ's and talent, including Oscar Haza, Orietta De Luque, Caferro, and Chu Diaz from the morning show "Ahora con Oscar Haza", Adrian Mesa, Laurita Garcia and Omar Moynelo from "El Cañonazo de la Tarde". As well as La Nueva I95.7FM personalities, Humberto Rodriguez "El Gato" and Monica Pasqualotto from "El Show del Gato", Stefanny Ramirez "Shefy", DJ Lazaro Lorenzo from the afternoon show, who will be present to entertain and encourage listeners to make a donation to Operation Smile. One hundred percent of the funds raised during this radiothon will support Operation Smile.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to an organization that provides quality healthcare treatments for our kids and their families," said Jesus Salas, EVP of Programming of SBS. "Our WCMQ-FM Zeta 92.3FM and WRMA-FM La Nueva I 95.7FM listeners have given generously over the years and we're looking forward to another great radiothon again this year!"
For more information about, Operation Smile, "Da una Sonrisa. Cambia una vida para siempre"-or to make a donation, visit http://i95fm.lamusica.com/eventos/operation-smile , http://zeta92.lamusica.com/eventos/operation-smile or call (844)-Donemos (366-3667).
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 operates 20 radio stations 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, Spanish Oldies and Urbano format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 100 affiliated stations reaching 88% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. 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 and owns 21 bilingual websites, including Lamusica.com, an online destination and mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
About Operation Smile:
Operation Smile, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an international medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from more than 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. To build long-term sufficiency in resource poor environments, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their local communities. Operation Smile also donates medical equipment, supplies and provides year-round medical treatment through its worldwide centers.
Media Contact for SBS:
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS)
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