Cumulus Des Moines Country Station 92.5 KJJY Raises $131,146 for Critically Ill Iowa Children and Their Families During Annual Two Days of Compassion Radiothon

Amount Raised for Variety’s Compassion Fund Once Again Beats Expectations

DES MOINES, IA – DECEMBER 19, 2023 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Des Moines Country radio station 92.5 KJJY’s Two Days of Compassion Radiothon benefiting Variety – The Children’s Charity, raised a grand total of $131,146 on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 12th and 13th, from 6am-6pm on 92.5 KJJY. The radiothon also put 662 teddy bears into the arms of children in local hospitals.

Variety’s Compassion Fund benefits families with hospitalized children at Mercy Des Moines and Blank Children’s Hospital and allows social workers to identify needs and distribute funds directly to families who are struggling financially. The Compassion Fund was designed to help alleviate the stress and financial burden a family faces while their child is hospitalized. Expenses covered by the Compassion Fund may include gas cards, meals for a parent, help with utility bills, care for siblings of a sick child, a birthday cake for a hospitalized child and Sleep Sacks to help prevent SIDS in newborn babies in Des Moines area hospitals.  

Jack Taddeo, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Des Moines, said: “The KJJY fans continue to support Variety, The Children’s Charity here in Central Iowa regardless of inflation and tough economic times. It is our pleasure to play a part by leveraging KJJY and its experienced local staff.”

Andrew Vonahnen, Program Director, 92.5 KJJY, said: “The KJJY staff works hard every year in support of the Compassion Fund. I greatly appreciate Big John McCoy, Tony Conrad, Chad Taylor, and Jacob Beals for the job they do to bring the Variety of Iowa story to KJJY listeners.”

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