99.5 WZPL’s “Smiley Morning Show” Make-a-Wish Request-a-Thon Raises Over $1 Million for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – December 4, 2023 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that 99.5 WZPL’s Smiley Morning Show raised $1,000,508 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana during the Smiley Morning Show Make-A-Wish Request-A-Thon on-air fundraising event held on Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st. 99.5 WZPL has raised a total of more than $13 million over the last 25 years to help make the wishes of local children with critical illnesses come true.

Joining 99.5 WZPL and Smiley Morning Show for the successful radiothon were presenting sponsor, Peterman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, Indy’s Heating, Plumbing and Electrical Experts; tote board sponsor, Gentle Dentist; phone bank sponsor, OrthoIndy; and The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.

During the whirlwind day and a half live on-air event, the Smiley Morning Show cast took calls from donors, engaged sponsors, performed interviews, told inspiring wish stories, and kept the hundreds of people who answered the phones busy – and the thousands of people listening, smiling.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation makes life-changing wishes come true for children with critical illnesses. More than 250 children in Indiana are currently waiting for their wish to be granted. These kids deal with so much through treatments and hospital stays. A wish is an invaluable tool to bring hope and excitement to a scary situation.

To donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, call 317-228-1099 or donate online at:https://donate.onecause.com/wzpl22/donate.

To learn more about this year’s special moments, download the Smiley Podcast at www.wzpl.com and follow 99.5 WZPL on Facebook and Instagram for additional content recapping this year’s event.

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Toni DeKeyser, Smiley Morning Show317-429-7372

Taylor J, 99.5 WZPL Promotions, 314-570-9276

Jimmy Steele, WZPL Programming, 858-869-5073

Maria Quinton, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, 812-549-6669