MIX 96.5’s Blake Hayes is spreading his signature sweetness to the airwaves of the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Radio Lollipop!
Hayes, alongside several CBS Radio Houston on-air personalities, served as a guest volunteer and radio host to the Texas Children’s Hospital Radio Lollipop program this week.
Hayes joined in on the evening’s live radio broadcast program. He also took time to interact with the patients of the hospital and even participated in arts and crafts in the designated Radio Lollipop game room!
Hayes saw the endeavor as an opportunity of a lifetime that he was eager to be apart of: “I am so excited to participate in the Texas Children’s Radio Lollipop Program. I love children, and I love radio… what better way to begin working in my community than to help out kids and to be a part of something that I am so passionate about: community service connected to radio!” Hayes also added that he loves interacting with children and making them smile and laugh.
According to organizers of Radio Lollipop: “Radio Lollipop is a fully-equipped, on-site radio station that broadcasts to patients’ rooms via Texas Children’s television system. It is a 100% volunteer-driven program that involves children in play and activities, using the sounds of radio to help stimulate the children’s imagination. Volunteer deejays create excitement among patients by playing Top 40 hits, taking call-in requests and putting kids “on air” to actively participate in the magic of radio. Each on-air broadcast also features games, art projects, storytelling and contests in which 4 kids win prizes. Radio Lollipop makes kids feel important by giving them a voice and a choice during their hospital stay, a time when they may have few pleasant choices.”
Click here to view pictures of Hayes and fun and merriment he had during his Radio Lollipop “radio duties”!