Cumulus Radiothon; Josh Ragsdale Reminder

wolfCumulus Broadcasting in Nashville is hosting an all-day radiothon tomorrow (11/3) to benefit Feed The Children, which helps hungry families in Middle Tennessee.

Stations in the local cluster (92Q WQQK, i106 WNFN, 97.1 WRQQ, 95.5 WSM, 99.7 WWTN) will go commercial-free from 6 AM-7 PM and ask for donations via toll-free call 888-582-4453 (888-58-CHILD) or online at their Web sites.

In Middle Tennessee, more than 130,000 residents are living in poverty and more than one-third of them are children.

A blood drive and bone marrow donor search for musician Joshua Ragsdale is going on today (11/2) at Christ The King Church (Belmont Blvd.) from 9 AM-2 PM. Ragsdale, a songwriter and former Lyric Street artist, is suffering from CML Leukemia and is in dire need of a bone marrow donor, which most often does not require surgery on the donor. He has been unable to find a match in the national bone marrow registry. Seeing if someone is a match is done by swabbing the inside of the mouth. If there is a match, the donation process is usually as simple as giving plasma.

Donations are being accepted at Joshua Ragsdale Benefit Fund, c/o Smith, Wiles, attn: Suzanne, 900 Division St, Nashville, 37203.

You can follow Josh’s story on his brother John Ragsdale’s blog.


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