Cumulus Media Albuquerque’s Annual Rock and Brew Book Drive Collects Donations of Over 5,100 Books for Albuquerque Area Children’s Summer Reading Fun

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – May 7, 2024 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Cumulus Albuquerque partnered with the Read to Me! ABQ Network, JPR Decorative Gravel, Velocity Clinical Research, and the New Mexico’s Brewers Guild for the annual Rock and Brew Book Drive throughout the month of April. The successful annual community campaign drove donations of over 5,100 children’s books to Albuquerque area kids.

The Rock and Brew Book Drive featured book drop-off locations at many breweries in the Albuquerque area where listeners could drop off new or gently used children’s books and receive a dollar off a beer for each book donated. All books donated through this community effort will be donated to the Read to Me! ABQ Network, which will distribute the books to children over the summer.

Jeff Berry, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Albuquerque, said: “We’re excited to partner with the Read to Me! ABQ Network to support this important campaign to get books into the hands of children over the summer when many children don’t have access to books. We are thankful to our sponsors JPR Decorative Gravel, Velocity Clinical Research, and the New Mexico’s Brewers Guild who helped collect books over April. Every book donated makes a difference in helping support reading outside the classroom for the children in the community,” 

Dave Orner, Chairperson, Read to Me! ABQ Network, remarked: “The Read to Me! ABQ Network is very grateful to Cumulus Media and its partners for their efforts to provide more than 5,100 children’s books to our summer campaign. Anyone in need of books to read to young children should send their request to Dave at:”

The Read to Me! ABQ Network has been getting new and gently used children’s books into the hands of students for nearly 24 years, collecting over 812,000 books to date. Most books are provided to Albuquerque area Title 1 schools and learning centers to families and students who need them most. 

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