Make-a-Wish Request-a-thon Kicks Off Thursday, December 1st on 99.5 WZPL’s Smiley Morning Show

36+ Hour Live Broadcast Returns for 26th Year to Help Make Local Children’s Wishes Come True


Cumulus Media’s 99.5 WZPL in Indianapolis, IN, and Smiley Morning Show with Presenting Sponsor Peterman Brothers – Indy’s Heating Plumbing and Electrical Experts, Tote Board Sponsor – Gentle Dentist, and Phone Bank Sponsor – Donatos, and Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.  


The Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon on 99.5 WZPL kicks off its 26th annual 36+ hour live broadcast to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. 99.5 WZPL sounds different this time of year and it’s not because we’re playing holiday music! It’s because we are playing anything to raise money for Make-A-Wish!

In 2021, a record-setting 106 wishes were granted to area children with critical illnesses, bringing the cumulative total raised by the Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon over the past 25 years to more than $11,000,000.


Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 6AM through Friday, December 2, 2022, at 6PM


Listen on-air at 99.5 WZPL and streaming at


Listeners can call the 99.5 WZPL studio at 317-228-1099 to donate and to request a song. Donations and requests can be made at:


Toni Williams, Smiley Morning Show – 317-429-7372

Aaron Klauber, 99.5 WZPL – 937-470-8135

Maria Quinton, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana – 812-549-6669

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