105.9 FM WMAL Raises $393,622 to Help House Families of Injured Military Members in Successful Annual WMAL Operation Fisher House Radiothon

Amount Raised This Year Exceeds Funds Raised in 2020 by $25,000

WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2021 — Cumulus Media announces that News/Talk radio station 105.9 FM WMAL in Washington, DC, raised $393,622 last Thursday and Friday, December 2nd and 3rd in the annual two-day WMAL Operation Fisher House Radiothon benefiting the Fisher House Foundation. The total amount raised exceeded amount raised through the 2020 Operation Fisher House Radiothon by $25,000.

WMAL listeners have donated nearly $8 million dollars over the last 19 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 Thursday, December 2nd through Friday, December 3rd, 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 partnership over the last 19 years has been incredible,” said Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation Ken Fisher. “Their generous audience has given nearly $8 million, having a tremendous impact on military and veteran families. We are forever grateful.”

Bill Hess, Program Director, WMAL, and VP/NewsTalk, Cumulus Media, commented: “The stories are compelling and inspiring, and the response from our WMAL listeners demonstrates the strong relationship between our talent and listeners. It’s the perfect start to the holiday season”.

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

About Cumulus Media

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media 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 412 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 7,300 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the CUMULUS Podcast Network, 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 broadcast 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.

Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084, lisa@dollcomm.com.