Cumulus Media’s DFW Radio Stations Raise A Record-Breaking $2.69 Million for Local Charities in 2023

DALLAS, TX – January 30, 2024 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that its Dallas, TX, radio stations raised a total of $2,696,127 for DFW Metroplex charities during 2023. The amount raised by Cumulus Dallas and its listeners overtook last year’s annual fundraising record of $2,288,467. Cumulus Dallas supported signature community events with other groups to help raise additional millions in charitable donations.

Cumulus Media owns and operates five popular radio stations serving DFW, including: 99.5 The Wolf/KPLX-FM (Country); WBAP NewsTalk 820 AM/93.3 FM (News/Talk); Sportsradio 96.7 FM/1310 AM The Ticket/KTCK-FM (Sports); New Country 96.3/KSCS-FM (Country); and KLIF 570 AM/96.3 FM/HD2 (News/Talk).

Dan Bennett, Regional Vice President, Cumulus Media-Dallas/Houston, said: “I can’t say enough about our air talent and programming team who understand that serving our community in Dallas-Fort Worth means raising awareness for organizations that give a lift to people who need it. They give so much of their time to make a difference and 2023’s efforts show the incredible results.” 

Among the many local non-profit organizations that benefited from successful Cumulus Dallas radio station promotions, radiothons, events, and fund drives in 2023 are:

  • Cook Children’s Medical Center/Children’s Miracle Network
  • Austin Street Center for the Homeless
  • Denton State Supported Living Center
  • Special Olympics Texas
  • Cornerstone Clothes Closet
  • The Senior Source
  • At Last! Urban Boarding
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Academy of Dallas
  • Charles E. Nash Elementary School of Fort Worth
  • Hope Supply Co.

Key community events in 2023 for Cumulus Dallas included:

  • New Country 96.3/KSCS-FM and 99.5 The Wolf/KPLX-FM’s Country for the Kids Radiothon raised $1,071,096 for Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, in just 26 hours. Cumulus Dallas has raised more than $4,550,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital over their nine-year partnership.
  • Earlier in the year, New Country 96.3 and 99.5 The Wolf raised an additional $201,675 for Cook Children’s through its Second Annual Texas Independence Jam guitar pull benefit concert at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The sold-out concert featured top Country artists including host Clay Walker and fellow Country superstars Chris Young, Hardy, Midland, Lainey Wilson, Brett Young, Tyler Hubbard, Ashley McBryde, Eli Young Band, Mitchell Tenpenny and special guest, Randy Travis.
  • WBAP-AM/FM’s Christmas is for Caring Radiothon drove $123,100 in donations benefiting the Denton State Supported Living Center serving people with special needs and supporting projects that help improve the quality of life for those at the center. Over 1,000 Christmas presents were also donated during this campaign.
  • KTCK The Ticket’s Jub Jam XII, an auction, concert and radiothon, raised $183,200 for the Senior Source, which serves DFW senior citizens with everything from caregivers to financial services and more.
  • Led by KTCK The Ticket’s Donovan Lewis, Donovan’s DFW Domino Classic raised $125,000 for At Last! Urban Boarding, which helps underserved youth elevate their performance in school. The fourth annual domino tournament was supported by on-air auctions, a car raffle, and a special live Twitch stream broadcast.
  • KTCK The Ticket’s Drop Your Pants 10 event raised $50,200 in Bob Sturm’s annual effort to raise resources for the Cornerstone Clothes Closet, which helps clothe and provide shower facilities to the homeless.
  • Norm Hitzges’ and KTCK The Ticket’s Normathon month-long event raised $483,300 for the Austin Street Center for the homeless. This year’s 21st annual fundraising campaign included 12 days of on-air auctions, a car raffle, and a full-day broadcast featuring major guests and major auction items. 2023’s Normathon brings Norm’s total raised to $9.38 million raised for the shelter. 
  • KTCK The Ticket Hosts George Dunham and Craig Miller’s annual Dunham & Miller Open golf tournament raised $45,000 for Special Olympics Texas. 

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

Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084,