Hawkeye and Michelle of Cumulus Media’s New Country 96.3 Help Feed DFW Hungry with Tango Charities, Creating Over 22,000 Meals for Area Food Pantries

Successful June Events Drove Community Volunteers and Food Donations, With Volunteers Treated to Upcoming Free Private Show at Legacy Hall Featuring Country Superstars Dan + Shay

DALLAS, TXJune 22, 2023 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) radio station New Country 96.3 (KSCS-FM), partnered with Tango Charities, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to host a series of events called “Hawkeye and Michelle Feed The City – Making Meals for People in Need,” which created 22,659 meals for the hungry in Dallas-Fort Worth during the month of June.

New Country 96.3 announced the partnership on Tuesday, May 31st, asking New Country 96.3 listeners to volunteer and provide bread, lunch meat, mustard, chips, tangerines and ziplock bags to help make meals for DFW food pantries. If the listener signed up on the New Country 96.3 website and showed up at their designated volunteer event, they received two tickets to the station’s upcoming Private Show with Dan + Shay at Legacy Hall. The only way to get these tickets was to volunteer, as they are not available for sale.

New Country 96.3 kicked off the series of volunteer events on Saturday, June 3rd at Chili’s Grill & Bar in Prosper, TX. The second event was held on Saturday, June 10th at BoomerJack’s Grill in Bedford, TX, followed by an event on Saturday, June 17th at Concrete Cowboy in Fort Worth. New Country 96.3 then announced a Pop-Up Feed the City Event at HERO by HG in Downtown Dallas on Wednesday, June 21st. Through these four successful events, New Country 96.3 and its generous listeners helped make 22,659 meals for Tango Charities.

All the meals made at the Feed The City events were donated to local area food pantries the day they were made. Additional supplies were also donated directly to the food pantries.

Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay said: “It’s going to be fun and we’re going to have a blast. We are excited to be a part of this great cause.”

Michelle Rodriguez, Co-Host, “Hawkeye in the Morning” on New Country 96.3, said:

“When we first started talking about this idea, we never imagined the impact it would have on everyone involved. We got to hear stories that have inspired entire families to get involved with our great partner Tango Charities for years to come. We were blown away by our listeners, an extension of our family. They showed up ready to help out those in need.”

Mark ‘Hawkeye’ Louis, Host, “Hawkeye in the Morning” on New Country 96.3, said: “We’ve heard multiple stories from teachers about students who purposely flunk at the end of the year so they can get into summer school and be part of the summer school lunch program. It really illustrates the need in our community.”

Hawkeye added: “A huge thank you to Dan + Shay for signing on to this effort from the beginning. Their involvement was key to the success of “Hawkeye and Michelle Feed The City.”

Nick Marino Jr., Chief Hunger Officer, Tango Charities, said: “I cannot express enough gratitude to our community and every volunteer who participated in our ‘Hawkeye & Michelle Feed The City’ initiative in partnership with New Country 96.3. The collective action has produced over 22,000 meals for children in need throughout North Texas. This is a significant milestone for Tango Charities and a testament to the transformative power of a unified effort. Reducing hunger, one meal at a time remains our unwavering mission, and each meal served is a step forward in this journey. The ability to reward volunteers with a concert by Dan + Shay is just the cherry on top. Together, we are making a difference, and I couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved.”

A recap video and photos will be available at www.newcountry963.com.

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 9,400 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

About Tango Charities

Tango Charities is a dedicated non-profit organization that aims to effect profound change in underprivileged communities worldwide. Through diverse initiatives, the organization focuses on addressing key challenges such as hunger, poverty, and inequality. At the heart of Tango Charities’ work is their flagship program, “Feed the City,” a grassroots initiative to alleviate hunger and food insecurity. Tango Charities has made a considerable impact by providing nutritious meals to those in need and working in close collaboration with an expansive network of volunteers, community partners, and donors. Their efforts have culminated in over 1,200 “Feed the City” events, resulting in more than 6 million meals served across the globe. Beyond providing meals, Tango Charities also dedicates its resources to raising awareness about food insecurity, promoting community-driven solutions, and combating systemic issues contributing to poverty and inequality. With a strong belief in the power of collective action and the potential of each individual to make a difference, Tango Charities continues to strive towards its vision of a world free from hunger and poverty.