WAEB Radiothon 2019 - Benefit for Animals in Distress!

NewsRadio 790 WAEB RADIOTHON to Benefit Animals in Distress


It's time for our annual WAEB Radiothon to benefit the Animals in Distress Shelter in Coopersburg, Sponsored by the VinArt Dealerships - Your Pet Friendly Dealership!

The ON AIR Radiothon will run: July 15th - July 21st (2019) with Bobby Gunther Walsh! Listen to Gunther weekday mornings from 5am to 10am for Stories of Hope from the Shelter AND Challenge Hours where you can double your donation dollars! See below for the weekend broadcast / pledge drive info!

The Ironton Telephone Pledge Line is: 610-841-4999

Phones are open 24/7, but Challenge Hours will happen with Gunther weekdays from 5am to 10am.

Radiothon Weekend is July 20th and 21st - Please see below for the Weekend Schedule:

The Weekend Pledge Line for the Shelter is: 610-967-4417 - this is for Saturday and Sunday Only - 8am-6pm

Saturday, July 20th:

8AM to 12N - Gunther / WAEB Live at Neighbor's Home and Garden Center - 38 South Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055

Noon to 4pm - Gunther / WAEB Live at Leader of the Pack Canine Institute - 6346 Farm Bureau Rd. Allentown, PA 18106 - Enjoy lunch from Yocco's!

8AM - 4PM - Activities at the Animals in Distress Shelter - 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036

Sunday, July 21st:

8AM - 6PM - Annual AID / WAEB Radiothon Picnic at the Animals in Distress Shelter - 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036 - Come out for breakfast and lunch courtesy of the VinArt Dealerships and Yocco's, music, meet the pets, meet Gunther, see the shelter facility, check out the basket raffle and more! Also, anyone who donates $25 will receive a complimentary bottle of a ResQ product.

  • From 1-3pm Sunday - Gunther will be LIVE for 2 SOLID HOURS on WAEB, thanks to ResQ's donation of their air time! If we are able to raise $7,000 within that 2 hour window, an anonymous donor will give Animals in Distress an Additional $15,000! Please help if you can!

  • And then from 4pm to 5pm Sunday - Gunther will be LIVE, thanks to Don Wenner / DLP Realty! Don has some exciting news to share, but DLP will also be giving us an additional $5,000 in matching money for the 4pm Hour. Please help us make this match!


In the mid 1970’s, the idea of an animal shelter where no animal would be killed was considered impractical and, to some, unrealistic. Yet the founders of Animals In Distress, most of whom had been active in the traditional local shelters for years, grew weary and more upset as thousands of healthy animals, right here in the Lehigh Valley, as well as nationwide, were killed. Nationwide, in that decade, an estimated 27 to 33 million cats and dogs were killed each year by shelters who had run out of room for them. The founders of Animals In Distress – led by people like Martha Falk, Mildred Shirk and Dorothy King – decided to create an organization dedicated to helping the animals who would have little or no chance elsewhere – animals that were truly in distress. These animals would be given shelter, medical care, and time – time to heal and to recover. The assumption was that there was a home for every animal IF there was just enough time to find it. Over the past 35 years, Animals In Distress has been blessed with the help of many caring people who have donated money and time to keep its doors open. Some Board members – specifically Nancy Michener, Rose Yanger, and Lois Gadek – have actively served on the Animals In Distress Board of Directors for over 25 years. Other newer members of the Board and staff share a common dedication to the organization’s principles and are important to the future success of the shelter. They will continue the organization’s work, with compassion and dedication. Visit the Shelter Website!