ALBUQUERQUE, NM, June 8, 2020 – CUMULUS MEDIA announces that Albuquerque radio station 92.3 KRST Country will host the second annual KRST Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The two-day fundraising event will be held on Thursday, June 11th, and Friday, June 12th between 7am and 7pm. KRST on-air staff including Bev, Bobby, Juan and Mandi will be live from remote locations and will join together on social media through live stream and on-air, with interviews, artist performances and much more to support the kids of St. Jude. All funds raised by the KRST Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and will support St. Jude patients and families who never receive a bill from St. Jude for the cost of treatment, travel, housing or food.
Kirtland Federal Credit Union, JPR Gravel and American Home Furniture proudly sponsor the 2020 KRST Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon. Last year, KRST raised $102,847 for the kids of St. Jude and surpassed its projected goal within just a few hours. This year, KRST is confident that the community will come together again to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude that no child should die in the dawn of life.
Country Cares for St. Jude Kids is the brainchild of Alabama lead singer Randy Owen and his friends in Country music who felt a deep need to give something of themselves in return for what Country has allowed them to become. Country Cares for St. Jude Kids thus was born in Country and is Country caring, becoming one of the most successful fundraising campaigns in radio history at more than $800 million raised in over 30 years. Fundraising is built around annual radiothons at some 200 Country stations across the U.S.
To donate to the KRST Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon, please visit: stjude.org/radio/KRST or call 1-800-592-3449 on June 11th and 12th. For more information, visit: www.923krst.com.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children®. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following on Twitter (@stjude).
About CUMULUS MEDIA
CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 424 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through on-air and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.
Jeff Berry, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Albuquerque, Jeff.Berry@Cumulus.com.