The Radiothon to End Child Abuse will be Thursday, December 5th, beginning at 1:00 PM and continuing for 26 hours until 3:00 noon on Friday, December 6th. KIKV-FM and Cool 94.3 are hosting this event which is co-sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. Proceeds will also be shared by the Douglas County Prevention Council, Pope County HelpCouncil, Stevens County Family Well Being Committee, Todd CountyPEACE Council and the Grant County Child and Youth Council.
During the 26 hour broadcast, listeners will have an opportunity to phone in a pledge to help stop child abuse in Minnesota and in their local county. Many human service professionals and community leaders will discuss child abuse prevention and what local resources are available to parents and children. Listeners will hear what has been accomplished in the past to end child abuse and what can be done in the future to prevent it.
Starting on Tuesday, November 26th at 10:00 a.m. online bidding will begin on over 50 items and certificates. Bidding will close on Friday, December 6that 1:00 p.m. Items will need to be picked up at the office, located at604 3 rd Ave. W. Details on the online auction will be posted on our websites.
Listeners can call in to pledge at 320-762-2154, where volunteers will be answering phones set up at the KIKV and KULO office. The 30th Annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse will be held simultaneously in 4 locations: Bemidji (KB101-FM, KKZY-FM, and KLZ-FM), Alexandria (KIKV-FM and KULO-FM), Brainerd (WJJY-FM, KUAL-FM, B93-FM, and KLIZ-FM) and Wadena (KWAD-AM and KKWS-FM).
Last year, KIKV-FM and Cool 94.3 listeners raised over $40,300.00 during the Radiothon. After minimal expenses of less than 10%, all of the monies raised will remain in Minnesota, split between Prevent ChildAbuse Minnesota and the local agencies. Listeners can designate which county their money goes to.