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An owner of 2 radio stations in Maryville, Missouri, asked his high school football team to collect toys for the children in Taylorville, Illinois, and Friday afternoon he pulled that trailer over 5 hours to deliver them to the Taylorville head football coach.


Jim Cronin is owner of 2 radio stations in Maryville, and told Regional Radio News how he filled the trailer with toys for Taylorville.



Cronin decided to ask his listeners to donate toys for Taylorville, Illinois, after hearing about the tornado. 



Cronin and Miller Media Group owner Randal J. Miller, are both members of the International Broadcasters Idea Bank, a group of 100 broadcasters in mainly small markets in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  The group holds twice-a-year conventions in member towns, plus share an every other month newsletter.


Taylorville High School football coach Jeb Odam accepted the toys on behalf of the T-H-S football team, and told Regional Radio News the toys will be donated to an organization that's involved with local toy distribution for children during the Christmas season.



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