INDIANAPOLIS, IN – December 19, 2023 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Cumulus Media’s Classic Hits station, 104.5 WJJK, and Country station, 95.5 WFMS, in Indianapolis, IN, raised a total of $188,240 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in concurrent two-day radiothons on Thursday, December 7th, and Friday, December 8th, with 104.5 WJJK’s “St. Jude
ROCKS Radiothon” and 95.5 WFMS’s “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids.” Presenting sponsor of the radiothons was Peterman Brothers Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical Experts.
The radiothons raised funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to support St. Jude patients and families who never receive a bill from St. Jude for the cost of treatment, travel, housing, or food.
New to the fundraising effort this year was 95.5 WFMS’s benefit auction that raised over $2,000 for St. Jude. Special auction items included two cowboy boots that were autographed by over 40 Country artists including Shania Twain, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett. Also included in the auction were autographed guitars from Country stars Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson. The auction raised over $2,000 for St. Jude. This year’s total amount raised was special for the 95.5 WFMS staff because the station has now surpassed $1,000,000 in money raised for St. Jude since the station has been hosting St. Jude Country Cares For Kids Radiothons.
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. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children®. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following on Twitter (@stjude).
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.
Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, email@example.com and 512.633.4084.