105.9 FM WMAL Raises $368,000 to Help House Families of Injured Military Members in Two-Day WMAL Operation Fisher House Radiothon

WASHINGTON, DC, December 10, 2020 — CUMULUS MEDIA announces that News/Talk radio station 105.9 FM WMAL in Washington, DC, raised $368,000 last weekend in the annual two-day WMAL Operation Fisher House Radiothon benefiting the Fisher House Foundation. WMAL listeners have donated more $7.5 million dollars over the last 15 years to support the efforts of the Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing to families of injured military members who are undergoing treatment. Group homes at Bethesda, Walter Reed, the VA, Dover AFB, and more than 60 locations across the country provide a comfortable place for loved ones to live while remaining close to their injured family members. This year’s fundraising event was held from Friday, December 4th through Saturday, December 5th, and featured popular WMAL hosts’ interviews with families of injured veterans that have benefited from the donations made in past WMAL Operation Fisher House Radiothons.  

“WMAL’s Operation Fisher House has become a holiday tradition that shows the power of community, and specifically the radio community,” said Fisher House President Dave Coker. “The listeners are engaged and want to make a difference for our military and veterans’ families.”

“We are humbled by the response of our listeners each and every year,” said Cumulus Media VP/NewsTalk and WMAL Program Director Bill Hess. “Their response is incredibly heart-warming”.

For more information or to donate to the Fisher House Foundation, visit: https://www.wmal.com/fisherhouse/.

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