Cumulus Detroit’s New Country 93.1/WDRQ-FM Raises Funds to House 10 Area Homeless Veterans

DETROIT, MI, November 12, 2021 – Cumulus Media announces that New Country 93.1 (WDRQ-FM) in Detroit held the Broadway’s Veterans Matter Honor-Thon on Thursday, November 11, 2021, driving emergency funds to provide 10 local homeless veterans with long-term housing. The Honor-Thon was presented by FreeStar Financial Credit Union.

The Honor-Thon aired on New Country 93.1 from 6:00am-10:00am during the morning show. In those four hours, listeners donated $7,100. During the 8:00am hour, sponsor JDog Junk Removal provided a match hour incentive to double donations up to $900, bringing the funds raised to a total of $8,000 – enough to provide long-term housing to 10 area homeless veterans.

Broadway, On-Air Host, New Country 93.1, said: “Today, we shared many stories from veterans about their time served, and their feelings about homeless veterans. Their inspirational tales inspired our listeners to open their wallets and give a hand up to our deserving heroes. Detroit has the most generous listeners I have ever experienced in my 20+ years in radio.”

Shawn A. Clark, Executive Director, Veterans Matter, commented: “Veterans Matter has helped to house over 5,000 veterans nationwide, and thanks to Cumulus Media and the Honor-Thon that is currently going on – we are that much closer to housing a thousand more! We can’t thank all of you enough for making sure that our brothers and sisters have a safe place to call home this winter!”

Veterans Matter is a program of, a Toledo-based non-profit 501c3 sparked and supported by singer John Mellencamp. The organization works directly with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to identify veterans in need and move them from the streets to permanent housing. Veterans Matter has a 100% success rate housing homeless vets in long-term housing, and a 91% success rate keeping them housed. Learn more, and discover more ways to help, by visiting

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