N.C. Children's Promise: $20 for 20 Hours raised preliminary figures of $183,216 in donations from radio listeners across the state and $7,500 in the lobby of the hospital during the 20-hour radiothon for the N.C. Children's Hospital.
The radiothon began at 5 a.m. Wednesday and ended at 1 a.m. Thursday.
During that time, listeners could call into their local radio stations and donate $20 or more for the 20 hours the radiothon was taking place.
Tom Hughes, spokesman for UNC Hospitals, said everyone involved was satisfied with results of the event.
"We really didn't know what to expect because we didn't have a goal," Hughes said.
"I think everyone is really pleased with the figures."
Hughes said that this was the first radiothon fund-raiser for the hospital but that it probably will not be the last.
"This was the first one, but I think there is a very good chance that it will become an annual event," Hughes said.
The fund-raiser was possible because of cooperation between the N.C. Children's Hospital, Curtis Media Group -- which owns 14 N.C. radio stations -- and The Bob & Sheri Show, a syndicated morning radio show based in Charlotte hosted by Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch.