Show some heart for kids

Kelowna's newest radio station is teaming up with one of B.C.'s oldest charities to support sick and special needs children.

Okanagan Oldies 103.9 will hold its first radiothon this June in support of the Variety Club. The event will take place June 27, and all money raised will stay in Kelowna.

On the day of the radiothon, The Castanet/Oldies boardroom will be filled with volunteers answering phones as we try to beat a previous total of $20,000.   

The radiothon will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. In between our regular music, we'll have live guests and pre-produced features and interviews on the special programs funded by Variety.  

Program director Ryan Watters says he can't wait.

"We're excited to support such a worthwhile cause, and this will be a first for our new radio station. It will be an exciting day," he added.

Meanwhile, this Sunday will see the annual Show of Hearts telethon on Global TV, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Since 2010, Variety has distributed more than $30 million to families and organizations in communities across the province. Last year’s show raised a whopping $5,087,000.

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