Jackson Radio Works’ WKHM-FM (K-105.3) and WKHM-AM (NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM) held their annual Live Radio Charity Auction on this past Tuesday, July 23 from 7 to 10 a.m. Forty-one area businesses and individuals participated by donating items for listeners to place bids on by calling in to the radio stations. Sixty-eight total auction items included both fun and practical items like gift baskets, goods and services, furniture, artwork and more.
Radio co-hosts Scott Clow & Jenny Lewis of the K-105.3 Morning Show were joined in the studio by Greg O’Connor, host of “AM Jackson” on sister station NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM, describing items on-air and taking bids from callers. The auction was simulcast on both stations. Email bids were also being taken during the auction by K-105.3 “Drive at 5” host Jared Hammond, a.k.a. J-Rod.
The grand total raised was $6,990 and will be split between three local charities: American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Jackson County, the Salvation Army, and the JDRF One Walk in Jackson.