TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - The effects of the Sichuan earthquake were felt
deeply by Chinese Canadians. A generous community with the means to help,
Chinese Canadians desired to aid those who were devastated by this horrific
event. As Canada's number one Chinese radio station, Fairchild Radio provided
the needed instrument and inspiration to raise almost 2.4 million dollars in
one weekend for Sichuan earthquake relief.
Known as the most trustworthy news source for the Chinese speaking
community in Canada, Fairchild Radio listeners tuned in for the most up to
date news coverage on the disaster. They gained insight into the experience
from first hand phone interviews with Sichuan survivors and got information,
answers and advice through call-in forums, interviews with survival skills
experts and discussions with psychologists.
On May 23rd, three of our radio stations - AM1470 in Vancouver, FM94.7 in
Calgary and AM1430 in Toronto - organized a radiothon with DJs sharing
survivor stories celebrating individual courage and the triumph of the human
spirit. Teaming up with Fairchild Television and Talentvision, our radiothon
and telethon generated over $2.2 million in donations for the Canadian Red
Fairchild Radio's relief efforts did not stop there. Along with the
Fairchild Group on May 24th, a charity auction was held at Aberdeen Centre,
B.C., adding another $100,000 to the total raised.
Fairchild Radio has also donated all the proceeds for our 2008 Canadian
Chinese Song-Writers Quest for the earthquake relief. This annual event took
place in Vancouver and Toronto on May 30th and June 1st respectively,
featuring local talent and headliner stars from Hong Kong.
To date, the total amount Fairchild Radio helped to raise for the Sichuan
earthquake relief has exceeded 2.5 million dollars.
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