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People from throughout East Tennessee are invited to help make a difference in the lives of countless area children by supporting the annual Star 102.1 Radiothon for East Tennessee Children's Hospital. The Radiothon will feature compelling interviews with Children's Hospital patients and their families, while Marc and Kim encourage listeners to "tune in for children" and make a personal pledge to help Children's Hospital. Listeners will also be encouraged to come by West Town Mall to experience Radiothon firsthand, make a donation and share their own stories about children they know who have been helped by Children's Hospital.

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About Star 102.1 Radiothon

Star 102.1 Radiothon

Every year, the Star 102.1 Radiothon for Children's Hospital gives people in East Tennessee an opportunity to help children they know and love - children who live in their neighborhoods, attend local schools and participate in the same activities as their own children and grandchildren. The Radiothon offers an opportunity for people in the community to hear real-life stories from children who have been patients and will benefit from their donations. Star 102.1 listeners and those visiting the live event will learn how their donations provide funding for much needed specialized pediatric medical equipment to meet the health care needs of the tens of thousands of area children served by Children's Hospital every year.

Use of Funds

Radiothon Volunteers

Children's Hospital is here to help children throughout the region, and every child is helped regardless of their family's ability to pay. All funds raised from the Star 102.1 Radiothon will be used in ways that directly affect the children served by Children's Hospital through programs including Home Health Care.

For more information, contact the Children's Hospital Development Department at (865) 541-8441.


Volunteer Pharmacy
MDC Logo Enrichment Sun Tan City
Bridgewater Place Elliots Boots Baskin Robbins

  • Title Sponsor: Volunteer Pharmacy
  • Phone Bank Sponsor: Metropolitan Drug Commission
  • Family Stage Sponsor: Enrichment Federal Credit Union
  • Retail Sponsor: Sun Tan City
  • Giggle Break Sponsor: Bridgewater Place
  • Power Surge Sponsors: Elliott's, Baskin Robbins

Fun Facts about the Star 102.1 Radiothon for Children's Hospital


In the past 10 years, we have:

  • been on the air for 251 hours
  • had 57 Power Hours
  • raised nearly $1.9 million
  • had 9,266 pledges
  • had more than 1,150 phone operators volunteering their time
  • delivered hundreds of stuffed animals to patients at the hospital

and purchased the following equipment for Children's Hospital:

  • 36 ventilators
  • 33 oxygen concentrators
  • 107 pulse oximeters
  • 11 infusion pumps
  • 185 apnea monitors
  • 7 phototherapy units
  • 10 Home Health Care vehicles
  • 1 indoor pool for aquatic therapy
  • 1 NICU Transport Isolette
  • 1 year-supply of scrapbooking materials for the NICU
  • 20 pediatric wheelchairs and 19 extra small wheelchairs
  • 4 Transtar Stretcher Beds
  • 1 digital wheelchair scale
  • 185 portable feeding pumps
  • 6 portable IV pumps
  • 102 months of CarePages
  • 1 TPN Compounder
  • 40 CPAP units
  • 10 BiPAP units
  • 10 sets of mini oxygen tanks
  • 10 feeding pumps
  • 16 ventilator heater/humidifier units
  • 2 cough assist machines
  • 120 backpacks for feeding pumps
  • 50 oxygen regulators
  • 5 ventilator/BiPAP units

  • … and have made life better for countless East Tennessee children!