iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ KOST-FM (KOST 103.5) held its fourth annual Giving Tuesday Radiothon and raised over $320,000 to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, one of the top pediatric academic medical and research institutions in the United States.
The radiothon was hosted by KOST 103.5’s on-air personality Ellen K and featured on-air personalities Ryan Manno and Kari Steele, who attended the event and encouraged listeners to donate.
During the 12-hour radiothon the hosts were joined by KTLA morning news anchor Lynette Romero as they spoke with patient families, hospital leaders, and other special guests. Celebrities who showed their support included Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonas Brothers, LA Dodgers player Justin Turner, film director and producer Nigel Lythgoe, and Santa Claus.
Giving Tuesday, CHLA’s year-end fundraising campaign, is a month-long appeal. Over the last four years, KOST 103.5 has helped to raise over $600,000 to benefit CHLA.