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Local St. Jude Patient Covers Sam Smith’s Latch [Video]

Local St. Jude patient Jennifer Rudd likes to pretend that she's shy.  But who is she kidding?  The kid's actually got a lot of talent and we are thrilled that she gives us occasional glimpses of it. Like this for instance.  It's Jennifer's latest YouTube video.  And, in it, she's taking on the song "Latch" by British vocal powerhouse Sam Smith.  And, you know what?  Jennifer kinda nails it.  WATCH!

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Something Awesome Happens to Boy Selling T-Shirts for St. Jude

Gavin Howard, of Owensboro, KY, is selling t-shirts for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the parking lot of Shoe Stop. Something really great happens! See it here!

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St. Jude Helps Children Create Legacy Items to Help their Families Remember Their Journey

In January, we were invited to go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the St. Jude Country Cares conference. It's where a bunch of radio people get together and talk about all the new and exciting things going on at St. Jude and meet patients and their families.

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Danny’s Promise – The History of St. Just Children’s Research Hospital

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More than 70 years ago, Danny Thomas, then a struggling young entertainer with a baby on the way, visited a Detroit church and was so moved during the Mass, he placed his last $7 in the collection box. With only a few coins left in his pocket, Danny prayed for a way to pay the looming hospital bills. The next day, he was offered a small part that would pay 10 times the amount he'd given to the church. Danny had experienced the power of prayer.

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The Official Music Video for Our 2014 WBKR St. Jude Song of Hope “Undefeated”

Every year, we create a song for inspiring kids who are battling cancer and other childhood diseases during our St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon.

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Dave Spencer, Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team are Taking Orders via Text [MENU]

Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley cooking team are cooking for St. Jude at Shoe Stop. You can also go by Norman MacDonald's in Philpot where they will also serve plate lunches! Text your orders to 270-883-BKR3!

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2015 WBKR St. Jude Song of Hope — “She Heard His Voice”

On Feb 21, 2013, Chance Tetrick was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. After his passing on August 4, 2014, his mother was afraid she was losing her memory of him and couldn't remember the sound of his voice, until she heard him on a St. Jude radiothon. This is our song dedicated to Chance, his mom, Jennifer and dad Jeff Tetrick.

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Chad And Jac’s Pre-Radiothon Message [VIDEO]

We say it every year, and it's completely true... Thursday and Friday are our two most favorite work days of each year. It's time for our WBKR St. Jude Radiothon. We have an amazing celebrity phone bank lined up for y'all, St. Jude families will be joining us in the studio, Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley cooking team are ready to go and our 2015 St. Jude song is ready for its debut. There's only one thing we weren't counting on... this winter storm.

But, as our dear friend Jerry Morris said, "Cancer doesn't stop because of the snow and we won't either." We will continue on with our St. Jude Radiothon and here's why...

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St. Jude Song Preview: She Heard His Voice Today [Video]

Tomorrow morning, in the 7am hour, Jaclyn and I will unveil our 2015 St. Jude song and we'll introduce you to the St. Jude mom who inspired it.  But, this morning, we decided to give you a little sneak preview.  Here's a look at "She Heard His Voice Today."

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The St. Jude Celebrity Phone Bank 2015 Line-Up [Photos]

This year's Celebrity Phone Bank for the WBKR St. Jude Radiothon is one the most exciting and diverse line-ups we have ever had.  We have local singers, artists and St. Jude families coming to the WBKR studio to help us raise money for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.   Wanna sneak peek at who'll be joining us?  Check this out!

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Jerry Morris & the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team Gearing Up for St. Jude

The 2015 WBKR St. Jude Radiothon is this Thursday and Friday and Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team will again be serving up delicious barbecue outside Shoe Stop at Towne Square North.  Here's what's on the menu, how you can order and details on some really cool new additions to this year's fundraising efforts.

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Chad and Jaclyn for Sweatin’ For St. Jude – See the Live Stream Here!

Yep!  Chad and Jac doing it again.  Last year, the duo kicked off our St. Jude fundraising season by spending 12 hours on side-by-side treadmills at the Owensboro Family YMCA!  And, today, they are going to do it again

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