Cumulus Little Rock Raises $466,854 for Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest Through Annual Festival of Stars Toy and Donation Drive and Radiothon

LITTLE ROCK, AR – DECEMBER 14, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that its Little Rock, AR, radio stations raised $466,854 for Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest through Cumulus Little Rock’s annual Festival of Stars Toy and Donation Drive and Radiothon. The radiothon was broadcast live from 6:00am-6:00pm on Friday, December 9th, and featured on-air talent from Alice 107.7/KLAL-FM, B98.5/KURB-FM, Power 92.3/KIPR-FM, and News Radio 102.9/KARN-FM. All four stations dedicated all, or a substantial portion, of their prime-time broadcast day to the event.

All donated funds and toys will help make the holidays brighter for the patients and families of Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest, the state’s local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The donations are critical to support patients and their families throughout the year, as well as during the holidays. Cumulus Little Rock has raised more than $4 million for Arkansas Children’s over the past 18 years of presenting the annual radiothon.

This year’s radiothon offered listeners inspirational stories of hope and healing from patients, their families, and caregivers at Arkansas Children’s throughout the 12-hour broadcast. Listeners were invited to drop off toys, donate online, or become a Miracle Maker with an on-going gift of $20 per month.

Randy Cain, Operations Manager, Cumulus Little Rock, said: “Arkansans have proven to be generous, whether it’s a natural disaster across the country or a crisis in one of our neighboring cities or towns. They are always willing to lend a hand, share a meal, or give financially to support the recovery or the cause. When it comes to loving the kids that are cared for at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, it’s even more profound. It’s as if ‘their heart grew 3 sizes that day’, to quote that famous line from The Grinch. We are always amazed and humbled by the generosity of our listeners and their heart for kids.”

Cain noted: “This is one of the largest totals we’ve ever seen during our 18 years of Toy Drives and Radiothons for Arkansas Children’s. We could not be more thrilled with the response, and we know our partners at the hospital can’t wait to share all these wonderful gifts to make the holidays brighter for the kids in their care.”

Arkansas Children’s is still accepting monetary donations and toys purchased through its Walmart and Amazon wish lists through Dec. 31. For more information or to donate, please visit archildrens.org/festival.

About Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas Children’s is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas’ more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs—all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state’s only burn center; the state’s only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state’s only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties (2022–2023): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas’ only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children’s since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.  

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 www.cumulusmedia.com.  

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