By ERIC CARPENTER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Radio host Bill Handel took to the air at 5am Wednesday and started singing the praises of restaurateur Bruno Serato and his Caterina's Club charity that feeds children who live in motels around Anaheim.
Within the first hour listeners responded, dropping off grocery bags and trunk loads of pasta, tomato sauce and cash donations at the front lawn of Serato's Anaheim White House restaurant.
By the time Handel handed over the reins of his radio show to the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh at 9am, 1,700 pounds of pasta, 1,000 pounds of canned tomatoes and sauce and $60,000 in cash donations had been collected.
The KFI-AM 640 Radiothon was set to continue broadcasting live from the White House – and accepting donations – until 10pm. The restaurant is at
Some businessmen dropped off checks for as much as $15,000. Other listeners brought one bag of groceries or a $20 bill. Read more at O.C. Register