Cumulus Des Moines Radio Stations Nash FM 97.3 and 95 KGGO Raise $78,580 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital During Annual Music Gives Radiothon

2022 Campaign Urges Listeners to “Love Music. Stop Cancer.”

DES MOINES, IA, February 22, 2021 — Cumulus Media announces that Des Moines Country radio stations Nash-FM 97.3 (KHKI) and Classic Rock 95 KGGO set a new fundraising record during the annual Music Gives to St. Jude radiothon, held on both stations Wednesday, February 16th and Thursday, February 17th. The 2022 campaign message is “Love Music. Stop Cancer.” This year’s total eclipsed the total raised by the stations in 2021, delivering $78,580 from generous listeners.

Jack Taddeo, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Des Moines, said: “Our fans never disappoint us with their level of commitment and support for this annual event. And the impact of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on central Iowa families is immeasurable.”

Andrew Vonahnen, Program Director, Nash-FM 97.3, commented: “For two days, we passionately and successfully relayed the message and mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to the people of Central Iowa. I am so proud of the KHKI staff’s efforts for this worthy cause.”

Chad Taylor, Program Director, 95 KGGO, added: “I’m humbled by the generosity and compassion central Iowans show St. Jude year after year. We are blessed to have such strong supporters of our Radiothon on 95 KGGO!”

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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. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live.

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 406 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


Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084,