Texas Radio Hosts Just Raised $443,757 for Cook Children’s Medical Center

texas radio hosts raise money for cooks childrens medical center

Two North Texas radio stations combined forces this year to raise a record breaking donation amount for Cook Children’s Medical Center, a leading not-for-profit pediatric hospital and healthcare facility in Fort Worth, TX.

96.3 KCSC and 99.5 The Wolf, two country music stations in the Dallas – Fort Worth metro, teamed up for the event called “Country for the Kids Radiothon”. The event had both stations broadcasting and streaming simultaneously with live on air stories from children and families that have been impacted by Cook Children’s. During the 2-day long event the stations shared playful banter and moments with each other and continually called on North Texas country music listeners to donate with a phone call or a text message. The event also included an auction where the stations sold off items to help raise money.

Country musicians even popped in (virtually) to help the cause like Chris Janson seen in this video from KSCS:

By combining forces KSCS and The Wolf helped bring in a record setting donation haul for Cook’s Children, a whooping $443,757, which will go on to help countless thousands of children in the DFW community.

We first heard about the Radiothon when one of our favorite Texas country radio hosts Michelle Rodriguez showed off her Whataburger Christmas sweater on Twitter.

The whole thing was sponsored by Meador car dealership, EECU Credit Union, Whataburger, AFLAC, Cornerstone Staffing, Sun & Ski Sports, and other local businesses.

Great job to all of those involved at the Texas radio stations and to all of those great Texans who donated!

Featured image via Michelle Rodriguez’s Twitter account