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Teen’s Foundation Finalizes Radio Station Purchase from Disney
JENNiRADIO Format Begins Airing This Month
LAKE ELSINORE, CA and ALBUQUERQUE, NM – December 17, 2010 – The non-profit Jennifer Smart Foundation has finalized its purchase of former Radio Disney affiliate KALY AM 1240 in Albuquerque, NM. FCC approval of the assignment has been granted, and the JENNiRADIO format for tweens, teens and families will begin airing on the station this month.
KALY AM 1240 is wholly owned by the Jennifer Smart Foundation, and its net income will go to national charities and worthy causes in the local community.
JENNiRADIO features age-appropriate music, movie and web site reviews, positive messages about giving back, Jennifer’s celebrity interviews and other exclusive content.
Fourteen-year-old Jennifer Smart created the format, which has streamed on the internet for several years, and is excited to bring it to the Albuquerque market. She started the Jennifer Smart Foundation to assist organizations and raise awareness of issues regarding kids’ health, education, animals, and the environment, and will use the JENNiRADIO format to communicate to kids and families that you’re never too young, or old, to help out.
“We will be selecting a few local charity organizations in Albuquerque that can use our help, and look forward to benefitting the community by assisting them. I can’t wait to get kids and families in the area involved in donating and volunteering. We will also be doing some fund-raising events, and continue supporting my favorite national organizations, like Alex’s Lemonade Stand,” Jennifer explains.
She will be visiting local charities over the holidays, including serving Christmas dinner at Joy Junction. There will be opportunities to meet listeners, including an appearance at Albuquerque’s famed River of Lights on December 29th. Jennifer will also be available for interviews with local press while in town.
She has a long history in broadcasting, starting with hosting a nationally-syndicated talk radio show from the age of 6 to 11. Jennifer began talking to stars on red carpets at the age of 8, and has interviewed more celebrities than anyone else her age. She continues to focus on the good works of the famous and not-so-famous, in encouraging more people to get involved in donating not only money, but also their time and effort, to worthy causes.