6/22/17 – The WBEV/WXRO Children’s Radiothon is here with a 27-hour marathon broadcast to benefit ten local charities. It begins with a live on-air auction Thursday morning at 6am, which will continue through 9am Friday morning. The Ninth Annual Noel’s Angel Walk is at Waterworks Park with registration at 6am and the walk beginning at 7am. The Angel Cakes Breakfast follows from 7:30am until 10am at the nearby Girl Scout House. John Kraft is traveling around the county Thursday as the organizations benefitting from the Radiothon compete to raise funds with the winner taking home the Annual DCS Trophy Cup. Brenda Murphy will host an on-air dessert auction from 9am through 11am. There will be a kid’s carnival, brat fry and ice cream social at the Verizon Wireless Zone of Beaver Dam on North Spring Street from 11am to 2pm. New this year at the kid’s carnival is Nate’s Lemonade Stand. Seven-year-old Nate Smith is the son of Scott and Lori Smith, who organize Noel’s Angel Walk. As part of a virtual lemonade stand, lemonade packets were previously handed out to raise money. There will also be an actual lemonade stand today at the kid’s carnival. We will again be collecting cash donations on the roof of the Stoddard Street radio station. Kevin Haugen will be the “News Guy in the Sky” on the roof for the entire duration of the Radiothon along with Vilay the Verizon Guy. He will be joined by local officials including Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt and Beaver Dam Mayor Becky Glewen. Tonight, the Radiothon Bash will be held at Bayside Supper Club in Beaver Dam from 6:30pm 8:30pm with bingo from 4pm to 6pm. The ten organizations benefiting from the Children’s Radiothon are People Against A Violent Environment, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dodge County and the Watertown Community, Green Valley Enterprises, YMCA of Dodge County, Clothes for Kids, the Watertown Family Center, ARC Dodge County, Community Care Preschool and Child Care, the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association and – new this year – Church Health Services.