WPRS-FM Teams Again With St. Jude to Fight Childhood Cancer

4/2/2012, 2:03 p.m.

WPRS-FM Teams Again With St. Jude in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Lanham, MD-- Radio One DC Station WPRS-FM Praise 104.1 will host T=the annual St. Jude Radiothon on Thursday, April 5 from 6 a.m. -10 p.m. at their new

facility located at 8515 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring,Md.

The broadcast will begin during "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show" which airs from 6 a.m. -10 a.m., and will continue through "The Lonnie Hunter Show," from 10a.m -3 p.m. Local updates will be provided by Community Affairs Director Sheila Stewart and other radio show personalities up until 10 p.m.

On-site volunteers taking pledges this year will be the D.C. Congress of Black Women; 100 Fathers Inc; Sisters 4 Sisters Network; D. C.'s 100 Black

Men of America; Prince George's County 100 Black Men of America; Men Aiming Higher organization; as well as the Greek organizations, Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Local government and elected leaders and NBA/NFL players will also participate.

Last year the station raised more than $200,000 to benefit St. Jude and their global efforts to find a cure for cancer and diseases in young children. Listeners in the area can donate to St. Jude during broadcast hours by visiting praisedc.com.