Interesting side note - the station which has the longest streak of carrying the telethon is New Hampshire's WMUR. 42 years (1967). How's that for consistency?
Congrats to WMUR for their long-term dedication to this worthy cause.
I thought WHEC and WGRZ were the longest Love Network affiliates -- I read at http://www.thetelethonyears.com/showhistory.htm
that those two stations were the founding members of the Love Network back in 1968, along with WKBG Boston (WLVI) and WTEV Providence (WLNE). Speaking of which, did another Providence station carry the telethon previously? According to MDA's site, this is WLNE's 16 year carrying the show.
Also, I noticed that WKAQ-TV in San Juan carries the Telethon (or local equivalent) at 11AM ET on Labor Day; however, according to schedules at El Nuevo Dia, WKAQ has normal programming at that time. Does WKAQ carry a MDA telethon, whether or not on Labor Day?
is it on in France? they still love Jerry over there.
In all fairness, Jerry hosted the first telethon for a local Muscular Dystrophy charity in France in 1987, and again as co-host in 1991. Even though only two years were fronted by Jerry, the telethon there bests the US counterpart -- 95,200,125 Euros (somewhere over $100 million) was pledged during the 2008 show.