WRAN groovy 97-point-3 has postponed the annual Taylorville Kiwanis Club Radiothon originally set to air on Tuesday, August 4th. The decision was announced Thursday afternoon.
WRAN president Randal J. Miller said that with the spike in coronavirus cases in Christian County, he wanted to err on the side of caution. Different Kiwanis Club members come into the WRAN studios to read Radiothon sponsor commercials live on-the-air, and as of Thursday afternoon, the Miller Media Group closed its building to guests due to the spike in cases.
The Kiwanis Radiothon will be re-scheduled and be heard on WRAN at a later date, hosted by local Kiwanis Club members.
The Kiwanis Radiothon event is over 20 years old, where Kiwanis members secure advertising sponsorships for local businesses' ads to be read on the air by those members. WRAN then donates half of the gross amount sold, back to the Kiwanis Club to support local Kiwanis projects for children and youth. This year's Radiothon will net the local club some eleven-hundred dollars.