Radio Lollipop at Miami Children's Hospital, a National First, Turns 11 Years Old
On August, 9, Radio Lollipop at Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) hosted its eleventh annual birthday bash with an American Idol-style talent show. Hospital patients and staff got on stage and showed off their talent for applause and prizes.
Miami Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in the United States to host a Radio Lollipop.
Musical guest DJ Laz from WPOW Power 96 FM was on-hand and served as the birthday’s emcee. A day before the party DJ Laz hosted a twelve-hour radiothon on Power 96 for Radio Lollipop and the patients of Miami Children's. With the help from the South Florida community, DJ Laz raised $45,000 and $20,000 in toy donations.
Radio Lollipop offers a fun dose of diversion for the children at MCH. During program hours patients can visit the studio, help Radio Lollipop presenters DJ the show, work on creative activities, win on-air prizes, and request songs. Radio Lollipop at MCH broadcasts live from the main playroom studio every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
About Radio Lollipop
Founded in England in 1979, today Radio Lollipop boasts a worldwide audience. This international, non-profit organization’s mission is to provide, care, comfort, play and entertainment for children in the hospital.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. Ranked by Child magazine among the best children’s hospitals in the nation, Miami Children's Hospital offers medical care and services for children from birth to age 21. The 275-bed medical facility has expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine.
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1. DJ Laz introduces the next contestant, Alexandra Taramona, 5 years old.
2. Devin Alvarez, 10, takes the stage and sings a song from “High School Musical.”