(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) May 02, 2023 – EZ Spanish Media, the parent company of two Arkansas radio stations — KOLL, La Zeta 106.3 FM in Little Rock and KSEC, La Zeta 95.7 FM in Springdale — raised more than $147,000 for Arkansas Children’s in the annual Creadores de Milagros (Miracle Makers) Radiothon held April 28-30.
Over the last 13 years, the radio stations have raised more than $3 million for Arkansas Children’s in their annual radiothons, which happen synchronously.
“Year after year, our listeners have demonstrated their strong support and commitment to Arkansas Children’s and are proud to celebrate raising more than $3 million since our radiothons began,” said Eddie Vega, owner of EZ Spanish Media. “We hear so many stories during the radiothon of people whose lives have been changed by Arkansas Children’s, and it feels good to organize this event to share those stories and encourage community philanthropy."
Radio DJs for both stations spend three 12-hour days encouraging listeners to support Arkansas Children’s by sharing facts about the health care system and interviewing those whose lives have been directly impacted by Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest.
“EZ Spanish Media has been a long-time Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner. Their gifts help Arkansas Children’s reach all corners of the state,” said Vanessa Delgadillo, executive director of philanthropy for Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “We are so thankful to Eddie and his team for their contributions to advance our mission.”
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S
Arkansas Children's is the only health care system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties (2022–2023): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals that support the health of 10 million kids each year across the U.S. and Canada. Donations go to local hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, along with innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services. When we improve the health of all children and allow them the opportunity to reach their full potential, we also improve our communities for years to come. Together, we can change kids’ health. Together, we can change the future. To learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local children’s hospital, visit cmnhospitals.org.