SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

February 17, 2010 11:01 ET

RCN Supports "Country Cares for St. Jude Kids" Radiothon This Friday

Company Teams Up With Cat Country 96.1FM as a Phone Bank Sponsor to Raise Over $170,000

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - Country Cares unites the music industry and has raised more than $365 million since its inception to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® find cures and save children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. RCN (NASDAQ: RCNI) is joining local radio station Cat Country FM 96.1 in raising funds for St. Jude through the station's live on-air radio telethon on Friday, February 19, from 6am-7pm.

RCN PA is a local provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers in the Lehigh Valley area, and it lends its financial and in-kind service support to a number of charities and nonprofits. RCN will sponsor the radiothon's phone bank. The radiothon will be hosted by Cat Country's Becca and Malone. Listeners can call into the RCN Phone Bank to make a donation; anyone pledging to become a St. Jude's Partner-in-Hope, contributing $25 per month, will receive tickets to a special Cat Country concert to be held later this year.

"We are really proud to lend our support again to St. Jude and help them reach their goal of raising over $170,000. Their research is critical to fight the battle against childhood cancer, and the care they provide saves lives," said RCN-Pennsylvania's General Manager Randy Nungester. "RCN has stood behind this cause for a number of years, and we're pleased to be involved in an event that ultimately will make a huge impact in children's lives."

Donations to the radiothon can also be made on Cat Country's website, www.catcountry96.com.

For more information about Country Cares fundraising events, please visit www.countrycares.org; information about the life-changing research St. Jude Children's Research Hospital pioneers, please visit www.stjude.org.

About RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), www.rcn.com, is a competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers under the brand names of RCN and RCN Business Services, respectively. In addition, through its RCN Metro Optical Networks business unit, RCN delivers fiber-based high-capacity data transport services to large commercial customers, primarily large enterprises and carriers, targeting the metropolitan central business districts in the company's geographic markets. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago. (RCNI-G)

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