Cumulus Des Moines Radio Stations Nash FM 97.3 and 95 KGGO Raise Over $77,900 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital During Annual Music Gives to St. Jude Radiothon

2023 Campaign Urges Listeners to “Love Music. Stop Cancer.”

DES MOINES, IA – March 6, 2023 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Des Moines Country radio station Nash-FM 97.3 (KHKI) and Classic Rock station 95 KGGO delivered again this year to help the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through theannual Music Gives to St. Jude Radiothon. The two-day on-air and online fundraiser was held on both stations Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd. This year’s total topped $77,900 in donations from the stations’ listeners.

Jack Taddeo, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Des Moines, said: “Regardless of economic headwinds felt by donors this year, Nash-FM and KGGO listeners came through again for the children and families of Iowans who rely on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Andrew Vonahnen, Program Director, Nash-FM 97.3, commented: “Over the two-day radiothon, our staff delivered the message and mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to the people of Central Iowa. And we are heartened, again, by the generous response from our fans.”

Chad Taylor, Program Director, 95 KGGO, added: “I continue to be impressed by the generosity shown by central Iowans toward St. Jude every year. We are fortunate to have such a strong base of support from 95 KGGO listeners.”

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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 404 owned-and-operated radio stations across 85 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  

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