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SU System announces results of annual Radiothon - Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The 19th Annual Southern University System Radiothon was held Friday, October 16, 2009 at Citadel Broadcasting. The Radiothon broadcast aired live for 12 hours on three stations powered by Citadel Broadcasting- KQXL 106.5 FM, WEMX 94.1 FM, and WXOK 1460 AM.


"The Southern University System Foundation is extremely pleased with the support that the community has provided for this year's Radiothon," said Executive Director of the SU System Foundation, Dr. Ernie T. Hughes. "We are extremely appreciative that our students, alumni, and supporters have joined together for the past 19 years to make this event a huge success, and we anticipate the continuance of this tradition for years to come."


According to Hughes, the Radiothon's total thus far is estimated at $82,102.00.  All proceeds from the 2009 Radiothon support the "Scholars of Promise Initiatives," which places "Students 1st" in terms of scholarships, assistantships and youth programs. The Scholars of Promise Initiatives is a general scholarship fund governed by an independent advisory board composed of SU faculty and staff.  In addition, the SUS Foundation has waived all fees associated with the Radiothon. 


"The generous contributions from thousands of alumni, friends and community organizations during this annual initiative will provide the University with the necessary fuel to continue moving forward - transitioning the University and our students to new heights of educational excellence," said SU System President, Dr. Kassie Freeman.


Donations/pledges to this year's Radiothon can still be made until Friday, October 23, 2009 by logging on to and clicking on the SU Foundation link or by contacting the SU Foundation Office at 225-771-3911.