Extra TV time helps telethon raise goal for for Children's Center


At 6 p.m. yesterday, as WMAR-TV's 15th annual telethon to raise money for Johns Hopkins Children's Center drew to a close, the goal of $2.3 million -- including funds raised by a local radio station -- had not been reached.

So the station gave another half an hour of air time to its Children's Miracle Network Telethon, said Debbie Bangledorf, a spokeswoman for the center.

The total -- $2,301,519, including $469,000 that radio station MIX 106.5 FM raised in its ninth radiothon held at the same time.

The telethon began at 9 p.m. Saturday and the radiothon from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 p.m. yesterday.

Pub Date: 6/01/98

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