Connecticut Children’s Sets Fundraising Record during 2016 Radiothon

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center


A Connecticut-based auto restoration specialist, Colton Amster owns and operates Redline Restorations in Bridgeport. Alongside his professional activities, Colton Amster works to give back to the community through his support of organizations such as the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

In an effort to raise the funds needed to support its lifesaving work, the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center oversees a number of events throughout the year. Since 2003, the organization has partnered with Connoisseur Media in presenting the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Radiothon, a one-day event that invites listeners of several local radio stations to donate to the hospital.

Connecticut Children’s and Connoisseur Media recently held the 2016 Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Radiothon and set a record by raising more than $145,000. Local radio personalities and listeners of 102.9 The Whale, 99.1 PLR, 95.9 The FOX, and 1360 The Talk of Connecticut came together to raise the funds, which add to the more than $2.4 million that has been raised since the event was launched over 13 years ago.

All of the money collected during the 2016 Connecticut Children’s Radiothon will be used to support the hospital’s research programs and direct-care services for children and families. For more information about Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, visit