by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Film/TV, Music
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If American Idol and E! News host Ryan Seacrest doesn’t have enough on his plate, this morning he opened a TV and radio station in the lobby at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Seacrest built a studio, “THE VOICE,” as part of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation that helps enhance the quality of life for seriously ill and injured children. It’s not your ordinary foundation, as it uses multimedia and interactive platforms to enlighten, entertain and educate children.

“THE VOICE” benefits children by building broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals. The studio isn’t just for looks, but actually broadcasts to each individual hospital room.

“So, it’s meant for the kids to come down and use. They can be a DJ or a host. They can be interviewed, they can interview each other and also we’ll have celebrity guests stop by and perform for them,” Seacrest told Matt Lauer on The Today Show

“But, I wanted to come up with something that they can do while they’re here, because some of them are here for quite awhile.”

Seacrest also built a media center in his hometown of Atlanta, where he got his start in radio.

“In reality the young broadcasters of America, who are doing what we do, could be discovered in a facility just like this.”

Selena Gomez also showed up as a surprise guest for the kids.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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