Cumulus Youngstown Radio Stations to Present “We Care Radiothon” Community Fundraising Effort to Assist Those Suffering in Ukraine

Weeklong Radiothon Kicks Off Monday, August 22nd, and Airs on K 105 Country/WQXK-FM, Hot 101/WHOT-FM and Y 103/WYFM-FM

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – AUGUST 18, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that its radio stations in Youngstown, OH, will present the “We Care Radiothon” from Monday, August 22, 2022, through Friday, August 26, 2022, to raise funds for people suffering through the continued humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. All funds raised will benefit MedWish International, a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing discarded medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need. The weeklong Radiothon will air on Cumulus Youngstown’s K 105 Country/WQXK-FM, Hot 101/WHOT-FM and Y 103/WYFM-FM. To donate to Cumulus Youngstown’s “We Care Radiothon”, K 105 listeners should text “We Care” to 1-800-950-1051, Y 103 listeners should text “We Care” to 330-782-9103, and Hot 101 listeners should text “We Care” to 330-781-9468, for a link to donate.

Charley Connolly, Operations Manager, Cumulus Youngstown, said: “With the number of residents in Youngstown and the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys that are from Ukraine and have ties to the region, we felt it our duty to not only raise funds for those affected by the continued humanitarian crisis there, but to keep the topic front and center. These people need our help and we’re proud to do what we can.”

MedWish International began working with recipients in Ukraine in 2014. From 2014-2021, 15 containers of medical aid, in addition to various other shipments were sent to these partners. Due to these long-standing relationships, MedWish was able to respond to the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine just days after the conflict with Russia began. Recipients provided lists of critically needed items in real time, and MedWish responded by preparing shipments from its vast inventory. In order to best fulfill all needs, MedWish conducted a two-day supply drive in March, which resulted in the collection of almost 14,000 lbs. of aid. Over 100 volunteers assisted with these efforts and many more volunteered their time sorting and packing supplies in the days and weeks that followed. Within the first three months of the crisis, MedWish prepared and facilitated 33 shipments of aid, totaling over 22,000 lbs. of supplies and equipment. As of today, MedWIsh has shipped over 60,000 lbs. of aid to those being impacted in Ukraine and the surrounding area, and also to those who have relocated from Ukraine to the Cleveland area. Locally, MedWish has provided baby wipes, diapers, formula, feminine hygiene supplies, wheelchairs, and more to those who left home with very little and are now finding themselves in need of support in the United States.

About MedWish International

MedWish International works with international healthcare organizations and medical missions to improve access to quality healthcare. The MedWish team accepts applications for medical aid and matches our extensive inventory of surplus with the needs of medical providers in low-resource areas around the world. Recipients may be looking for one piece of equipment, a box of supplies, or a full 40′ cargo container. The team at MedWish works with each recipient to establish a specific wish list of the needed items and to prepare each shipment of aid. To date, MedWish has shipped lifesaving supplies and equipment to 114 countries, including the U.S. We estimate that our shipments impact
well over one million lives each year.

For more information, visit:

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 405 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 more than 9,500 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,