State’s First 12-Hour Radio-thon for Veterans Hits the Airwaves March 25 News Radio 96-7 & WGIR-AM 610 Team Up with Veterans Count to Support Military Families

By March 4, 2015 May 31st, 2017 In the News

In a state-wide, patriotic show of support for all that our veterans, service members and their families have sacrificed, Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals NH, will take to the airwaves in a groundbreaking 12-hour Radio-thon, presented by Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program, on March 25 from 6 am – 6 pm on News Radio 96-7, WGIR-AM 610 as well as

The Radio-thon will feature 12 hours of compelling content about the challenges faced by military families and how Veterans Count and other organizations provide support. Additionally, the Radio-thon will include testimonials from clients, sponsor recognition, celebrity endorsements and check presentations. The Radio-thon, hosted by NH radio legend Jack Heath, will be broadcast live on Manchester’s WGIR-AM 610 and Rochester’s News Radio 96-7. Listeners not in the coverage area for these two stations will be able to access the broadcast online at

The “Making 12 Hours Count” Radio-thon offers high-visibility, on-air and on-line sponsorship opportunities for local businesses including three remaining hourly Supporting Sponsorships for $5,000 each. Current Supporting Sponsors include: Autofair, Granite Group Benefits, Grappone Automotive, Kittery Trading Post, Manchester Harley Davidson, New England Dragway, Service Credit Union, Toyota of Portsmouth, and Walmart. Half the cost of each sponsorship will count as a tax deductible donation to Veterans Count.

Veterans Count also seeks support from businesses and individuals interested in grassroots fundraising efforts prior to the Radio-thon. All donations over $1,000 can be presented on-air on March 25. Companies and individuals can also get involved by donating hourly incentives for call-in donations. Additionally, volunteers are needed to work the phone bank the day of the Radio-thon.

This major effort will directly impact the lives of service members of all eras and their families. Since 2007, more than $1.7M in donations has provided 8,000 individuals with services including suicide prevention, employment, homelessness, substance abuse treatment, transportation, and mental health issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury. Additionally, Veterans Count provides financial assistance for food, home maintenance, utilities, housing, rent, fuel assistance, vehicle repair, child care, gasoline, and medical bills.

Help make these 12 Hours Count! To become a sponsor of the Veterans Count Radio-thon or to learn more about grassroots fundraising and incentives, please contact Easter Seals Director of Development Joe Emmons at or 603.621.3570. To learn more about Veterans Count or to make a donation, please visit

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