SPRINGDALE, AR. (May 23, 2024) – EZ Spanish Media, the parent company of KSEC, La Zeta 95.7 FM in Springdale, raised $112,934 for Arkansas Children's in the annual Creadores de Milagros (Miracle Makers) Radiothon held May 17-19.

Over the last 14 years, EZ Spanish Media's annual radiothons have raised more than $3 million for Arkansas Children's.

As a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals partner, the funds raised during the radiothon will have a profound impact on Arkansas Children's ability to provide high-quality health care to children across the state. Taylor Speegle, executive director of philanthropy for Arkansas Children's Foundation, emphasizes that Arkansas Children's Northwest has been able to make a significant difference in the region thanks to the generosity of people like Eddie Vega, owner of EZ Spanish Media.

"The success of this annual radiothon is a testament to the dedication and compassion of the listeners and the entire EZ Spanish Media team," said Speegle. "We're especially grateful to Eddie Vega, who goes above and beyond to ensure this event is a success each year. Thank you for being champions for children."

During the two-day event, radio DJs encouraged listeners to support Arkansas Children's by sharing facts about the health care system and interviewing those whose lives have been directly impacted by Arkansas Children's. Vega says EZ Spanish Media is committed to giving back to the community and supporting organizations that improve children's lives.

"Our listeners consistently show up to support Arkansas Children's," Vega said. "The weekend was full of compelling stories from people who have experienced great care at the hospital. It is gratifying to host this event and inspire community generosity." 


Arkansas Children's is the only health care system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Arkansas Children’s is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric subspecialties (2023—2024): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was founded more than 40 years ago with the vision to Change Kids’ Health, Change the Future. We’ve raised over $9 billion for 170 children’s hospitals by empowering and engaging with local communities and businesses – and we’re not done yet. All donations benefit local member hospitals to fund what’s needed most, like critical life-saving treatments and health care services, innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays, and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services. Together, we can change kids’ health. Together, we can change the future. To learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local member children’s hospital, visit cmnhospitals.org.