Alpha Media’s WPBG-FM Peoria, Ill. morning host John Riley received the Bill Houlihan Professional Award from Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Every year Children’s Hospital of Illinois recognizes advocates throughout Central Illinois who are making a difference in the lives of children. The Bill Houlihan Professional Award recognizes a professional who advocates for children through their work, going beyond the daily expectations. John has hosted and coordinated the “Drive for Miracles” Radiothon for the past 15 years, raising well over $3 million for Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Alpha Media SVP/Market Manager, Mike Wild commented on the announcement, “John’s family has experienced the amazing work of Children’s Hospital first hand, making him the perfect advocate. He has a wonderful passion and is dedicated to helping families that are going through difficult times.” "How we care for our children is one of the most telling aspects of any community...and thanks to Children’s Hospital of Illinois, our children have the best. We are proud of our efforts with the Radiothon, and to be in the same company of others who have been nominated or received this award is truly humbling," remarked John.
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