Radio DJ's marathon broadcast brings in big money | News
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For the sixth year, Markathon is raising money for the Center For Grieving Children.
Radio DJ Mark Curdo and rock station WCYY started Markathon as a way to raise money for a deserving charity by playing music in exchange for donations. Curdo broadcasts for one hundred two hours from Monday until Friday. He sleeps for just three hours a night. During Markathon, listeners can request any song they want, as long as it's appropriate for radio, and Curdo will play it in exchange for a donation to the Center For Grieving Children.
The telethon has raised close to 140 thousand dollars in the last five years. This year they hope to surpass last year's total of almost 38 thousand dollars.