MU Children's Hospital, Y107 win radio contest

Sunday, February 7, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — MU Children's Hospital will be given $50,000 as a result of nationwide voting. When voting in the Children’s Miracle Network’s North America’s Most Caring Radio Station contest closed Friday night at 11:59 p.m., radio station KTXY/106.9 FM had garnered more than 1.1 million votes to earn first place.

“We’re amazed by the show of support to Y107 and Children’s Hospital,” MU Health Care spokesman Matt Splett said. “We heard stories of people voting for us around the world, so it’s just been an amazing experience to watch people and watch the vote tally go up all week.”

Children’s Miracle Network will present MU Children's Hospital with a $50,000 check at the annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon, local disc jockey "JC" from Y107 said. The Radiothon is held by Y107 and three other Zimmer Radio Group stations each fall.

Last year, the event earned more than $225,000 for MU Children’s Hospital, Splett said.

“To all the people who supported Y107 and Children’s Hospital for the past three weeks in this contest, we say ‘thank you,’” Splett said.

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