29th annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon Feb. 26

- The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit will hold its 29th annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon from 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 on News/Talk 760 WJR. The 16-hour Radiothon will broadcast live from Emagine Theatres at 200 N. Main Street in Royal Oak, Michigan. This fundraiser is the primary source of funding for the nonprofit's Bed & Bread program.

The event will be hosted by WJR's regular line up of Paul W. Smith, Frank Beckmann and Mitch Albom, along with Big Al Muskavito in the mid-afternoon. Bed & Bread Club chairman and retired Detroit radio Hall of Famer Dick Purtan will close out the broadcast with 'Purtan's People," beginning at 7 p.m.

Now through Feb. 26, supporters can kick-start the fundraising and double their Bed & Bread contribution by texting 'Purtan' to 41444. All mobile phone donations to 'Purtan' will be matched, up to $30,000, by Radiothon founder Dick Purtan and his wife Gail.

Throughout the Feb, 26 broadcast, WJR's Ken Rogulski will report live from the Bed & Bed trucks serving Detroit neighborhoods. The on-air personalities, along with special guests, will encourage the listening audience to join "The Club That's Here for Good."

Among the special guests scheduled for interviews are:
J.K. Simmons
KEM
Michael Bolton
Nicole Curtis
Paul Feig
Tim Allen

Now through the Radiothon's end, donations can be made by:
Texting 'Bread' to 91999
Visiting www.salmich.org or www.wjr.com
Calling (248) 528-0760
Sending a check or money order, made payable to The Salvation Army's Bed & Bread Club, to: 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI 48075

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