Radiothong Over $1.2M Raised @ 9:50 AM
Auction, Web & Phone Banks Open till Monday
“I am pumped,” Imus says, “about the prospect of keeping my job for the duration of the radiothon”
Imus hopes radiothon is easy as ‘ABC’
By DAVID HINCKLEY
Wednesday, May 7th 2008
Last year, Don Imus got fired halfway through his telethon. When Don Imus launches his annual charity radiothon tomorrow, he has at least two specific goals: 1) raise a lot of money and 2) stay employed for the radiothon’s full two days.
The radiothon will be a little different on WABC than WFAN, primarily because it won’t be picked up by other hosts through the day. Since most WABC hosts are nationally syndicated, explains program director Phil Boyce, “It just doesn’t work out.” … But WABC will have Eric Hastings do “drop-ins” three times an hour all day, promoting the radiothon and giving the 800 number for donations.
Source: NY Daily News