Saturday, March 31, 2007


It's been over 24 hours, but I still can't believe it!

Okay, you're confused... let me explain.

After a one-year hiatus, we at KJAM held our "Jammin' for Kids Radiothon" for the Children's Miracle Network. We had done this 2 years ago and raised about $8300 for the CMN and (then) Sioux Valley Children's Hospital. Last year, due to changes in leadership, it was too much to put together in such a short time-frame.

But this year, CMN really worked with us. And on Wednesday, we began our 3-day radiothon. I wasn't sure what to expect, since it had been so long. Were we going to succeed? Or fall flat on our faces.

It was three days of tears, of stories that wrenched your heart (including mine), that inspired you, and that gave you hope. And after three mentally exhausting days, our final total came in.


When Kim from CMN read out the total, I snatched the paper out of her hand just so I could see for myself. Ho-lee COW!!!!

There's still some more stuff that needs to come in, but we could see up to 20-thousand dollars easily!

I have to thank quite a few people. First to the ladies from CMN who busted their backsides for us, taking donations over the phone and lining up interviews. Kim, Amy, Bo, you are AWESOME!!!

To Chuck for lighting a fire under our backsides and getting us motivated for this.

To Peg and Groce who were just incredible on the air.

For Jason for busting his hump for getting sponsors all lined up.

And most importantly, to all the listeners who called in their donations. If ANYONE has anything bad to say about Madison folks, I'll have something to say about that!

Through these stories, my love for life has been renewed. My faith in humanity has been renewed. And my love of radio has been renewed.

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