11th Annual Radiothon Kicks off May 9 and 10, Hosted by 104.1 The Dock and KICX 106

— April 16, 2019

– Hosted live from Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre over two days, radiothon to raise funds to support advance heart care –
– Listeners can support the $1 million pledge to RVH by calling in or making online donations –

BARRIE (April 16, 2019)104.1 The DOCK and KICX 106 are proud to host the 11th annual Radio for Cardiology Radiothon, broadcasting live on location from Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) on May 9 and 10 beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET. The stations’ fundraising efforts will support the $1 million pledge to establish an essential advanced cardiac care unit at RVH. Live coverage is also available via live stream on the iHeartRadio Canada app.

“We are roughly $60,000 shy of our $1 million goal, and I’m feeling hopeful this year can get us there!” said Mora Austin, General Manager, 104.1 The DOCK and KICX 106. “Our teams at KICX and The Dock are honoured to have such a dedicated family of listeners, community groups, advertisers, and partners who come together to support this extremely important cause. Bringing advanced cardiac care closer to home is a priority for our radio stations and surrounding communities.”

KICX 106 and 104.1 The DOCK will broadcast live from the main lobby at RVH over the two-day radiothon. As in previous years, both stations will continue airing regularly scheduled music programming, news, weather, sports, and traffic information, with a strong added focus on RVH’s cardiac care unit and the Radio for Cardiology (R4C) campaign. Listeners will hear live interviews and stories from the hospital’s physicians, patients, and families. Listeners can call 705-720-1991 to make a pledge, or donate online at 1041TheDOCK.com and KICX106.com.

Prior to RVH opening an advanced cardiac centre, North Simcoe Muskoka was the only region in Ontario without advanced or emergency cardiac services. As a result, more than 3,500 patients had to travel to centres outside the region for critical treatment every year. The Radio for Cardiology (R4C) campaign works toward the continued development of an advanced cardiac care program to provide essential local services to at-risk cardiac patients.

About Radio for Cardiology
Through the Radio for Cardiology campaign, Bell Media’s radio stations, KICX 106 and 104.1 The DOCK have pledged to raise $1 million to help establish an advanced cardiac care unit at Barrie’s RVH. The gold standard of cardiac care means receiving treatment in a cardiac catheterization lab (cath lab) within 90 minutes of having a heart attack. RVH began performing angiograms in January, 2018 and angioplasty in September 2018.  RVH continues to gradually ramp up services, giving patients access to faster treatment, a shorter hospital stay, and reduced travel time. By 2020, the program will be operating 24/7.

About RVH                                                    
RVH is a regional health centre in Barrie, Ontario, located 80 kilometers north of Toronto. As the largest hospital in the region of North Simcoe Muskoka, RVH’s team of over 350 physicians, 2,500 employees and 1,000 volunteers provides exceptional care and specialty services to almost half a million residents, including cancer care, stroke services, orthopedics, intensive care, mental health and interventional radiology. RVH is focused on delivering high-quality, safe care that puts patients and their families first. For more information visit www.rvh.on.ca

About iHeartRadio Canada
iHeartRadio, a best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand, is now in Canada through a partnership between Bell Media and iHeartMedia. A leader in innovative radio programming throughout Canada, Bell Media features the country’s most dynamic, popular, and respected radio brands, including Toronto’s CHUM 104.5, Canada’s #1 FM station, and the ÉNERGIE group in Québec, as well as international brands like Virgin Radio. In the U.S., iHeartRadio has surpassed 90 million registered users, reaching milestones at a rate faster than Facebook or any other streaming music service. In addition, iHeartRadio’s registered user milestone does not account for the millions of listeners who tune into iHeartRadio’s live radio streams without registering. 

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