ALBUQUERQUE, NM, December 21, 2022 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Albuquerque radio station 92.3 KRST Country and its listeners came together to raise a record-breaking $200,315 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the fourth annual KRST Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon. The two-day fundraising event was held on Thursday, December 8th, and Friday, December 9th between 6am and 6pm, to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude that no child should die in the dawn of life.
92.3 KRST Country on-air hosts including Bev, Eddie, Juan, Mandi, and Deda broadcasted live from the KRST studio and on social media through live stream, with special guests, interviews and more to support the kids of St. Jude. All funds raised by the KRST Country Cares for St. Jude Kids 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.
Kirtland Credit Union, JPR Gravel, Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall and Saloon and Lerner & Rowe proudly sponsored the 2022 KRST Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon. Last year, KRST raised $103,485 for the kids of St. Jude.
Country Cares for St. Jude Kids is the brainchild of Alabama lead singer Randy Owen and his friends in Country music who felt a deep need to give something of themselves in return for what Country has allowed them to become. Country Cares for St. Jude Kids thus was born in Country and is Country caring, becoming one of the most successful fundraising campaigns in radio history at more than $800 million raised in over 30 years. Fundraising is built around annual radiothons at some 200 Country stations across the U.S.
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.
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: Jeff Berry, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Albuquerque, Jeff.Berry@Cumulus.com.