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ESPN Radio 1100 to Host 4th Annual “Longest Radio Show Ever”

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Showtime Championship Boxing’s Al Bernstein to host Caring Place Fund Raiser

LAS VEGAS – July 8, 2009 – For the fourth year in a row, ESPN Radio 1100 will host “The Longest Radio Show Ever” to benefit The Caring Place, a non-profit facility that provides services, free of charge, for the mind, body and spirit of those touched by cancer. The 24-hour radio show, at the Key West Room in The Palms Casino Resort, will start at 10 a.m.on Friday, July 24 and conclude at 10 a.m.on Saturday, July 25.



National and local celebrities in the sports and entertainment industry are donating their time to the cause and will host each hour of the 24-hour radiothon. ESPN Radio 1100 listeners and others around the country have the chance to co-host an hour of their choice, by submitting their bid in the online auction. Bids can be placed by visiting WeAreLV.com and clicking on the ESPN Radio 1100 logo. The online auction will run from Thursday, July 9 to Friday, July 17.



Legendary boxing announcer Al Bernstein will be among the confirmed celebrities hosting on the radio. Al’s wife Connie, herself a cancer survivor, co-founded the Caring Place along with Dr. Mary Ann Allison. There will also be one of the greatest gatherings ever of UFC fighters including Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Amir Sadollah, Brandon Vera, Randy Couture, Rashad Evans, Matt Serra, Arianny and honoree Dana White. Additional co-hosts include UNLV Basketball Coach Lon Kruger, former UNLV Basketball Coach Charlie Spoonhour, and Head Football Coach Mike Sanford. A complete listing of the celebrities and the hour they are tied to is available at www.WeAreLV.com so fans can bid to co-host with that chosen celebrity.



On Friday, July 24, when the radio show is taking place, a cocktail reception will be held from 7-9 pm, at The Key West Room at the Palms Casino Resort honoring UFC President Dana White as ESPN Radio 1100’s Sportsman of The Year. Guests will have an opportunity to meet with Dana and other top celebrities participating in the 24-hour radio broadcast. Al Bernstein will be the host of the cocktail party. Tickets to the reception are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling The Caring Place at 702.871.7333. Previous Sportsman of The Year honorees have been Joe and Gavin Maloof, UNLV Basketball Coach Lon Kruger and Boxing Promoter Bob Arum. For additional information, go to www.WeAreLV.com.



About The Caring Place

The Caring Place, located at 4425 S. Jones Blvd, is a 501 ? 3 non-profit organization that provides free services for the mind, body and spirit of those touched by cancer. Founded by Connie Bernstein and Dr. Mary Ann Allison, The Caring Place services include a variety of healing arts such as meditation, yoga, reiki and therapeutic massage. There are also support groups led by qualified and experienced facilitators; nutritional experts to provide dietary planning and consultation; and a resource library, with materials about all aspects of cancer. For more information, go to www.thecaringplacenv.org.



About ESPN Radio 1100

ESPN Radio 1100 is Las Vegas’ station for sports and the official affiliate of UNLV football and basketball; the NBA Playoffs, Finals and Lakers basketball; NFL Playoffs, Superbowl and San Diego Chargers football; and MLB Playoffs, World Series and the Yankees basketball. ESPN Radio 1100 offers ESPN Radio network programming, featuring the top names in the sports talk business. Mike Golic & Mike Greenberg and Colin Cowherd keep listeners up to the minute in the world of sports each weekday morning. Weekday afternoons brings in the local flavor with Cofield & Cokin from noon to 3 p.m. and Mitch Moss & Seat Williams for Afternoon Gridlock from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.




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