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KSTP-FM Honors Teenage Cancer Victim, Collects $531,000

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 1/14/2016

Hubbard Radio’s KSTP-FM St. Paul, Minn. raised $531,000 on December 11 for Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. KSTP’s "12 Hours of Hope" event at Mall of America culminated with 5,500 people singing "Clouds." Written by teenager Zach Sobiech and produced with KSTP’s help, the song went viral before he passed away from osteosarcoma in 2013. "It was absolutely amazing. People of all ages and backgrounds standing shoulder-to-shoulder singing at the top of their lungs to celebrate the season and honor Zach Sobiech and all children who are battling cancer or other childhood diseases and illnesses," Vice President and Market Manager Dan Seeman said. "[It] was a VERY PROUD moment for everyone associated with Hubbard Broadcasting. It speaks to the power and reach of KS95. But even more so, it speaks to the tremendous heart of KS95." Watch video.

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