Cumulus Fort Walton Beach-Destin’s 99ROCK (WKSM-FM) Raises $33,927 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

FORT WALTON BEACH, FL, December 15, 2021 – Cumulus Media announces that its Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, Rock station 99ROCK (WKSM-FM) raised $33,927 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in its St. Jude Rocks Radiothon.  99ROCK/WKSM devoted 26 hours of broadcast time on Thursday, December 9th, and Friday, December 10th, in which listeners could become “Partners In Hope” in support of the hospital and its mission. In addition, Step One Automotive Group generously donated $3,000 to St. Jude, and Waterstone Mortgage supported the Radiothon, as well.

99ROCK’s St. Jude Rocks Radiothon has raised nearly $120,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since its inception in 2018. All funds raised by the St. Jude Rocks 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.

Ashley Allegretto, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Fort Walton Beach-Destin, said: “On behalf of the 99ROCK on-air personalities and the entire 99ROCK staff, I want to thank our listeners and sponsors for supporting the St. Jude Rocks Radiothon. St. Jude has worked since 1962 to cure childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases, and many local children have been and currently are ‘St. Jude Kids’. Through these generous donations, St. Jude can continue its mission of making sure that families with sick children never receive a medical bill for their child’s treatment, travel, housing or food.”

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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, liking St. Jude on Facebook ( and following on Twitter (@stjude).

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

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