Annual Fundraiser With Gar Bennett 50% Match Has Generated Over $4.4 Million to Help Feed Area Families in Need
FRESNO, CA – September 26, 2023 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Cumulus Fresno News/Talk station KMJ 580AM/105.9FM raised $620,000 for the Central California Food Bank during KMJ’s 10th Annual Feeding Families Fund Drive, a one-day community collection drive on Friday, September 22, 2023. The drive-through event was held at The Market on Herndon and West in Fresno from 9:00am-6:00pm.
In the last decade, KMJ’s Feeding Families Fund Drive has raised a total of over $4.4 Million to help feed area families in need through the Central California Food Bank. The fundraiser is conducted every year in partnership with the Musson family at Gar Bennett, which very generously matches 50% of the total funds raised through the drive. This year’s “Gar match” continues through the end of September, and KMJ is still collecting donations that will accrue to the total raised this year. Those wishing to donate may do so at https://ccfoodbank.org/.
Patty Hixson, Regional VP/Market Manager, Cumulus Fresno, said: “Every year this event gets bigger, and every year KMJ listeners respond with jaw-dropping generosity. Our very special thanks to the Musson family at Gar Bennett for their always unbelievable support and 50% match, which puts this drive over the top every year.”
Blake Taylor, Program Director, KMJ, said: “Bringing our community together for the greater good is truly inspiring. Feeding so many families in need as we head into the holidays is the best feeling, and we couldn’t do it without our generous listeners and sponsors Gar Bennett, Fresno-Madera Farm Credit, Amazon, and our host, The Market. A special thanks to Kym Dildine and the staff at Central California Food Bank, an incredible organization that helps so many in our community.”
For more information or stream KMJ, visit: www.kmjnow.com. To donate to the Central California Food Bank with Gar Bennett’s 50% matching gift through the month of September, visit: https://ccfoodbank.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 403 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.
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