WIKY's Riley Radiothon is this Thursday and Friday

Station's efforts have raised $870K for children's hospital since '02

Evansville's 104 FM WIKY will broadcast live from the Old National Bank lobby in downtown Evansville this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 and 6, to raise funds for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

Morning Show hosts Dennis Jon Bailey and Diane Douglas and afternoon host Mark Elliott will speak with Riley families, physicians and researchers from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT each day to raise funds for the state’s only nationally ranked and comprehensive children’s hospital.

WIKY has aired 12 Riley Radiothons since 2002 raising $870,000 for Riley Hospital.

Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics more than 230,000 times as well as an additional 100,000 times in clinics and hospitals staffed by Riley physicians throughout the state. Nearly 5,000 of those patient visits involve families from Vanderburgh and surrounding counties. Riley Hospital for Children physicians regularly travel to Deaconess Riley Children’s Services in Evansville. 

“Our listeners understand the vital role Riley Hospital for Children plays for families in Southwest Indiana and across Indiana. Riley is one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation for both care and research,” said Bailey. “We are honored to team with our listeners to make such a positive impact.” 

“Many people in our community know Riley is a local hospital,” said Douglas. “We can’t thank our listeners enough for their support.” 

Contributions from the WIKY Riley Radiothon ensure Riley physicians, researchers and surgeons continue to provide the best possible care with state-of-the-art technology for seriously ill and injured children. Riley Hospital requires significant and broad-based financial support to sustain and expand groundbreaking, life-saving treatment and research, facilities and accessibility. 
  • Residents from the Tri-State area can contribute by calling (888) RILEY-KID (888-745-3954) or by visiting RileyKids.org.

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