The 2023 WBKR/Window World St. Jude Radiothon is exactly one week away. It will take place from 6am to 7pm on Thursday, February 2nd and Friday, February 3rd.  During the Radiothon, we'll be sharing inspirational stories of hope from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and encouraging you to join the life-saving mission by become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope for just $19 a month.

Of course, a huge part of the annual WBKR St. Jude Radiothon is the Angels for Ashley Cookout! Once again, Jerry Morris and his Angels for Ashley Cooking Team will be smoking Boston butts, ribs and chickens to raise money for the hospital.


I spoke with Jerry earlier this week and he is already rallying the troops, making plans and getting the team ready for a few monumental days of cooking and cash! And, this year, we're excited to announce there will be an additional day to buy!  But first, let's chat about Jerry's long-standing tradition!

The Angels for Ashley Cooking Team will again be set up at Shoe Stop at Wesleyan Park Plaza here in Owensboro. Shoe Stop has long been the host site for our massive annual cookout.

The Angels for Ashley will be on hand there Thursday and Friday and will be set up by 9am both days. They'll be selling those butts, chickens and ribs each day until they're gone.

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And to give you an idea how big Jerry's goal is this year, he's already purchased 800 Boston butts for the cookout and has an additional 100 in reserve and ready to throw in the pits if they're needed.

And, new this year, the team will be selling early at the Whitesville Mercantile out in Whitesville. Jerry and the team will have Boston butts and chickens (and maybe even some ribs) ready for pickup at 3pm on Wednesday, February 1st.  Yes!  Here's your chance to get some of Jerry's famous St. Jude cooking early!

And this is good news too! Norman McDonald's, on Hwy 54 in Philpot, will be serving it up as well on Thursday, February 2nd. In fact, the owners of the restaurant are donating ALL the proceeds from that day's sales to the WBKR St. Jude Radiothon.

Last year, over the course of our two-day Radiothon, we were able to set an all-time fundraising record here at WBKR.  Thanks to your generous donations, all of our St. Jude Partners-in-Hope and everyone who purchased Boston butts, ribs and chickens from the Angels for Ashley Cookout, we were able to raise this . . .

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That's right- over $283,000 for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Naturally, in 2023, we're gunning for an even bigger tote board.

To help us get there, Jerry and his Angels for Ashley Cooking Team are ready. Here's this year's menu/price list!

BOSTON BUTTS will be $35.

FULL RACKS OF RIBS will be $25.

WHOLE CHICKENS will be $12.

And, weather permitting, there may also be a big fish fry on the 3rd!

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