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Usually, when Blake Proud is in the building, it’s nothing but laughs and tasty food. Today we got to see another side of our favourite food dude. As his eyes watered, he told us about the challenging situations that the last few weeks have presented.

A few weeks ago Blake was diagnosed with Pneumonia which meant he had to spend some time in hospital. The same day he was supposed to attend an ultrasound for his first child, which he had to miss. At the same time, his grandmother had a heart attack and sadly passed the following day.

For the past year, Blake has been joining us on The Brekky Show with Kirste and Dan. Sharing hope and positivity through his personality and love of food. But in these two weeks, he was on the other side of the radio.

“I’ve got to experience the hope 98five provides. To be able to tune in and listen to you guys was really inspiring.”

When you donate to 98five’s Radiothon Appeal you’re ensuring that our guests, like Blake Proud, and their positive message stays on the air for all of Perth and beyond to hear. If you value 98five give a tax-deductible gift today. Blake also came with cake! Check out the recipe here.

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At 98five we are a not-for-profit, listener-supported community radio station and proud of it. 

Because of our community broadcasting license, we’re sponsorship restricted. Which means over 50% of our funding has to come from listeners and the community, just like you. This also means we’re also limited to 5 minutes of sponsorship an hour. Compared to the 15+ minutes an hour you’ll hear on commercial stations. So every year in November we host ‘Radiothon’. Where we invite our listeners and communities to financially support the work of 98five. So we can keep broadcasting on air 24/7! Our $203,000 target will take care of our operating expenses. Including funding our great team at 98five as well as paying the bills like electricity, our license and music royalties.

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