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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

5th Annual Pledge for Pets Radiothon this weekend

If you're rotating the radio dial Friday or Saturday, expect to hear at least a segment of the 5th Annual Pledge for Pets Radiothon on Q104.

Hosts will broadcast live from the Cleveland Animal Protective League from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The radiothon will also stream live and via webcam at

To get the inside scoop, befriend the effort on Facebook.

"During the 18-hour event, listeners will be treated to heartwarming stories of survival along with many happy endings with the hope that they will be inspired to call-in and make a gift that will change the life of a homeless animal, or come down to meet (Q104's Rebecca Wilde and Allan Fee) and adopt their new best friend," according to a news release.

Q104's radiothon has raised more than $500,000 in the past four years for the programs and services of the Cleveland APL.

Kicking things off Wednesday, groups of Q Cash Captains, Q Cash Kids and Q Cash Schools will turn over the funds they've collected since March at the Doggy Dollars/Kitty Kash Bash, held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rainforest at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Last year's $51,000 will be tough to beat, but it may be beatable.

The "Q Cash Kids" program is sponsored by Cleveland Indians DH Travis Hafner and his wife, Amy. Additionally the school that wins the new Q Cash Schools portion will receive a visit from Wilde & Fee as well as APL supporters Annie and Joe Thomas, offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns.

Good luck, Q104 and kids, on this ever-powerful and important endeavor!

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


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