MEXICAN SUPERSTAR CHIQUIS RIVERA PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR’S EVENT
AND WITH YOUR HELP WE RAISED MORE THAN $500,000.00 IN THE BAY AREA!
San Jose, CA. (December 12, 2018)— 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 they hosted their 10th annual Radiothon for Kids to raise funds for the benefit of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. The live event began on Friday, December 7th from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST) and it continued on Saturday, December 8 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST). Listeners of 93.3FM La Raza tuned in to hear patients and their families sharing stories of healing, dreams and miracles all thanks to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
For the 10th year, the Latinos in the Bay Area put their heart in the Radiothon to benefit Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California. This time $500,000.00 was collected from Friday December 7th to Saturday, December 8th, where the radio team, 93.3FM 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”, Terry Cortez “El Terrible”, Fabian Serrano, Marlene Quinto, Chikilin “Adal Loreto”, Gilberto Ríos “El Compa Gil”, Ernesto de Santiago “El Barzón”, among others who broadcasted live from the Chavez Supermarkets, to serve the area of San Francisco, San Jose. 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 10th consecutive year 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, especially with events like this one” said Christian de la Cruz, VP of Sales and General Manager of 93.3FM La Raza.
“The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals truly appreciates the significant efforts of 93.3FM La Raza and its followers along with the commitment they demonstrate by helping the sick children in our community. “Radiothon for Kids”, provided 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 LaRaza.
Celebrities have always been present at this event and this year was no different. Chiquis Rivera, the female revelation of the Regional Mexican genre, was present during our “Radiothon for Kids” on Saturday, December 8th.
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 1800-680-3622 or by visiting the webpage give.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org.
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.:
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) owns and operates 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, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Urbano format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Networks, a national radio platform of over 250 affiliated stations reaching 94% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a network television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, produces a nationwide roster of live concerts and events, and owns a stable of digital properties, including LaMusica, a mobile app providing Latino-focused audio and video streaming content and HitzMaker, a new-talent destination for aspiring artists. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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