A Combat Radio Christmas

A children’s fund raiser has been held for 5 years every December at the Salt Creek Grille in Valencia Town Center by Combat Radio, led by LA talk-radio star Ethan Dettenmaier.12_5_15.2

He asks numerous TV and music stars to contribute their time on a 5­ hour live radio telethon, recorded for TV, and broadcast internationally to over 36,000 Combat Radio fans.

12_5_15.1 Also appearing are dozens of folks dressed in Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, and other movie character costumes. All the hundreds of kids are thrilled to meet and greet, and do photo ops with them as well as meet Santa and receive donated gifts.

The Grille donates their facility and breakfasts while their employees donate their time. I get to do stints on radio with a number of famous movie folks chatting about movies, TV, and yes, Disney.12_5_15.3

A silent auction is a popular feature with many donated items, dozens with my autograph. At the end of the radio show, another auction is held in the restaurant where I call out winning raffle tickets while enjoying a libation behind the bar, working alongside the bar staff. I also get to shill my items loudly to raise the excitement and increase donation amounts.