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Feature - 2011 May 10

OKANAGAN RESORT CHANGES NAME IN RESPONSE TO SUN FM PETITION

'PREDATOR RIDGE' BECOMES 'CANUCKS RIDGE'

'99.9 SUN FM Mornings with Kevin & Sonia' in Kelowna committed to supporting the Vancouver Canucks in their playoff series against the Nashville Predators launched an online petition April 29th to suggest the Predator Ridge Resort temporarily change their name to "Canucks Ridge" in solidarity with the Vancouver Canucks. Hear the audio of the call that officially announced the switch during the series; including flags & signage, staff sporting team jerseys and the Canucks 'alternate' logo being cut into the 18th fairway of The Ridge course. And their pledge per goal scored donation to the Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

A good omen as the Canucks advance to the Western Conference Finals. From the Predator Ridge website:
"We're rallying behind 'our' team and cheering you on from the greens on our fairways, under clear blue skies as you continue on your journey to the Stanley Cup! Go Canucks Go!"

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Tags : Kelowna, SUN FM, Canucks

Industry - 2011 May 02

'NATIONAL DAY OF CARING FOR KIDS RADIOTHON' : THURSDAY, MAY 5TH

OVER 20 HOSPITALS & CARE FACILITIES TO BENEFIT

Over 60 Astral radio stations across Canada will be taking part in this national broadcast event on Thursday May 5th from 6am-6pm. Thousands of people are involved in this project to generate substantial funds to support local care facilities; last year's total exceeded $7 Million directed to Children's Miracle Network & other children's charities. (Photo Credit: SickKids 2010)

The goal is always to raise more. Donations can be made via the Astral Radio online properties until May 8th. Fundraising is already in high-gear with postings on
the official facebook page; news of local market fundraising & location of the live broadcasts. And many examples of the types of compelling real stories you will hear the day of the radiothon. To demonstrate, here is a 2011 Crystal Awards PSA 'Silver' winning entry - Astral Radio Calgary 'My Brother's Waiting for You in Heaven'... you will be moved to tears. Please give generously.   

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Tags : Astral, Radiothon, Charity, Kids