Charlotte, NC – June 30, 2022 – iHeartMedia Charlotte’s HITS 96.1 announced today a multi-year partnership with Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital. The largest children’s hospital between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., Levine Children’s Hospital has been named a “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report for 15 consecutive years.
Morning show hosts Miguel and Holly will lead the partnership with Levine Children’s Hospital by hosting an annual Radiothon, set for its inaugural event in December. In addition to hosting this fundraiser, HITS 96.1 will also partner on other community driven awareness and fundraising events to benefit children in the community.
“Radio serves as a lifeline for local communities and brings them together for great causes like this,” said A.J., Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Charlotte. “The Charlotte community always comes together, and this will be no exception. On behalf of Miguel and Holly, HITS 96.1 and everyone at iHeartMedia Charlotte, we are excited to partner with Levine Children’s Hospital later this year. We will be honored to leverage our platform to unite our listeners with this selfless organization to raise money for local kids and make a difference in our community.”
“At Levine Children’s Hospital, we are dedicated to supporting ‘happily ever after’ for all our children,” said Kellie McGregor, Assistant Vice President of Atrium Health Foundation. “We are excited to share their stories of hope through our new partnership with HITS 96.1 and iHeartMedia Charlotte, as we inspire others to give from the heart.”
HITS 96.1 is the leading media outlet in the Charlotte market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 160 million registered users.
About iHeartMedia Charlotte
iHeartMedia Charlotte owns and operates WEND-FM, WHQC-FM, WKKT-FM, WLKO-FM, WRFX-FM, WRFX-HD2 and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month, and has a portfolio of unmatched consumer brands and industry-leading events. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next four podcast publishers combined; has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand; and is the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
About Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital
Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital is an award-winning hospital in Charlotte, NC, offering specialized pediatric medicine and 24-hour emergency care. Located on the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center, the 234-bed hospital is the most comprehensive facility of its type between Atlanta, Georgia and Washington D.C. Levine Children’s Hospital is also home to the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care, which support pediatric intensive and cardiovascular surgery patients. Since opening in 2007, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties