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News Release | February 21, 2014

Ritter Communications, ESA and KHLS Announce 34th Annual St. Jude Radio/Cablethon

Ritter Communications is pleased to announce it will once again sponsor the annual Radio/Cablethon live from Blytheville, Ark. on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1.

In its 34th year, the Radio/Cablethon raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The event will be held at the Ritz Civic Center in downtown Blytheville, where performances will be showcased for a live audience.

Ritter is celebrating its seventh year of involvement with the event, which will be broadcast live on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Cablethon will air in Northeast Arkansas on Ritter cable channel 21 and in West Tennessee on Ritter cable channel 11. Donations may be pledged by calling 824-2020 or 1-855-824-2020.

The Ritter team also raises money throughout the year for the cause. Led by Ritter’s local content manager, Marcus Carlton, a team plans for months for the production of the cablethon.

“This event is very significant to Ritter,“ said Jane Marie Woodruff, Director of Marketing. “We want to help make a difference in our community and, by raising money for the children of St. Jude, we can. Ritter is honored to be hosting the cablethon again.“

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.

About Ritter Communications:

Ritter Communications, founded in Marked Tree, Arkansas and headquartered in Jonesboro, began providing local phone service in 1906. Today, Ritter serves 57 communities and more than 45,000 customers in northeast and north central Arkansas and west Tennessee with advanced voice and data services typically found only in major metropolitan areas. Ritter invests heavily in the communities it serves by deploying proven, best in class infrastructure and technology while coupling it with a world class customer focused experience. 

Residential consumer services include local and long distance phone service, cable television and high speed Internet. Business services include customized communications systems and services, including, broadband Internet services, Managed Voice, data center services, Ethernet connectivity, customized networking and hosted applications. For more information, visit rittercommunications.com or facebook.com/rittercommunications.