Radiothon Success! 99.3 County FM Surpasses $64,000 Fundraising Goal


99.3 County FM announced a final tally for the 8th annual Radiothon, which was held June 2-5. With more than $65,000 in donations received, the station has met and exceeded the $64,000 goal for the annual fund-raising event that helps keep the non-profit, community, volunteer-driven radio station on-air. More than one third of the station's annual income comes from donations & grants.

County FM Chair JJ Johnston stated, "We built this station to be there for the community in times of need, and it's so wonderful to see that sentiment reflected back from the community, supporting the station when we ask for help. A big thank you to all our donors, sponsors, volunteers and advertisers. County FM is an essential service, and we strive to put the very best possible broadcast on the air, 24/7/365."

For the station's General Manager, Craig Mills, the Radiothon was the culmination of months of planning. "So many people worked hard to make this happen – County FM staff, volunteers, musicians who donated their time, all of our matching donors and sponsors, Megan Hutton coordinating all the musicians along with Pearl Hucul and Pat Larkin; Greg Sorbara as Honourary Chair. It's great to see it all come together, and we enjoyed the live performances here at the studio and on the air. By the end of the weekend we were able to announce $50,000 in donations, and it's been great to see the further donations that have come in via online and mail since then to bring us to our goal. "

The Radiothon this year celebrated the return of live-to-air performances by local musicians from the County FM studio on Cold Storage Road.

Thanks to all of the homegrown musicians for providing 4 days of stellar entertainment:

Andrew McLuhan, Annelise Noronha, Astrid Young, Becky Gilbert, Benni Vander and Alison Burke, Brian Legere, Caleb Hutton, Cameron & Cameron, Chris Bonham-Carter, Chris Loane, Craig Foster, Craig McRae, Cue the Funk, Danielle Edwards, David James Allen, Elmwood Harmony, Flatlander, Gavin Massey, Greg Hinde, Jenica Rayne, Jeremy Kelly, Jordan Thomas, Justin Rutledge, KASHKA, Kevin Weaver, Kyra and Tully, Lenni Stewart, Lyle Cole, Mark Despault, Megan Hutton, Mike Farrell, MISS EMILY, Pete Mannheim, Peter Rea, Peter Solmes, Randy Stewart, Seventh Town, Shawn Dore, Siobhan Bodrug, Telegraph Narrows, The Frere Brothers, The Zabacks, Tony Forbes, Villas

And thanks to all our Radiothon 2022 Event Sponsors:

Wellings of Picton, Lehigh Cement Company LLC, Picton Home Hardware Building Centre, JJIMS Leadership and Life Coaching and Management Solutions, Green Gables Gifts & Greetings, Lockyers County Gardening, Dunrose Distribution, Prinzen Ford Sales, Wilkinson & Co. LLP, and Edward Jones Picton.

And to thanks to our Matching Donation Hour Sponsors:

Mike Harper, Anonymous – A grateful listener, John Hopper, Treat Hull & Associates, Angie's Pooper Septic Pumping Service, Don Stanton, Gleeson Financial Services; Neva, Paul, and Vanessa Pandos; Neil Burgess Law Office; Vick's Veggies; Bill Roberts; An anonymous thankful community member, Stephanie Sokolowski, The County Real Estate Company, Ken Murray and Emma Robinson, Base31, Stormy's Car Sales & Automotive Centre, An anonymous music lover on behalf of the PEC music community, Many Happy Returns, Greg Sorbara, & JJIMS Inc

For more information, contact: Craig Mills, 613-476-2229, gm@993countyfm.ca

99.3 County FM is located at 2-38 Cold Storage Rd in Prince Edward County