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The Yolanda Adams Morning Show and Radio One Gospel Stations Raise More than $800,000 in National Radiothon Benefiting St. Jude
Date:4/10/2009

Second annual Radio One/St. Jude Radiothon reached listeners in 11 markets across the country

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second annual Radio One/St. Jude Radiothon, featuring the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, raised $840,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R), one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers. Held on Thursday, April 2, the radiothon was broadcast on Radio One affiliate stations in 11 cities across the United States.

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During the morning show, Yolanda Adams and co-host Brother Larry Jones encouraged listeners to donate to St. Jude by telephone or logging onto www.radiocaresforstjude.org. At the conclusion of the morning show, the 11 participating affiliate markets continued the radiothon into the early evening through the commitment of local on-air personalities. Participating stations were located in Houston, Tex.; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio; Richmond, Va.; Detroit, Mich.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Indianapolis, Ind. and Washington, D.C.

"The gospel community is a giving community. I am proud that the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and its listeners are helping to make a difference in the lives of St. Jude patients battling catastrophic illnesses," said Adams. "Through this annual radiothon, I hope we continue to give hope to families who are facing one of the most difficult times in their lives."

"On behalf of St. Jude patients and their families, I want to congratulate Yolanda Adams and the Radio One stations on this remarkable fundraising event," said David L. McKee, chief operating officer and interim CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude. "We are deeply grateful for the support of listeners who were inspired to help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children in communities everywhere."

About St. Jude:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.

About Radio One:

Radio One, Inc. (www.radio-one.com) is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and operates 54 radio stations located in 17 urban markets in the United States. Additionally, Radio One owns Giant Magazine, interests in TV One, LLC, a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-American and Reach Media, Inc., owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.


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