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radiothon

[ rey-dee-oh-thon ]
/ ˈreɪ di oʊˌθɒn /
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noun

an on-the-air radio campaign, often lasting 24 hours or more, designed to raise money for a radio station, charity, the arts, etc., as from listeners phoning in and pledging specific donations, sometimes in exchange for gifts or premiums.

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Origin of radiothon

1960–65, Americanism;radio + -thon
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