Cumulus Media’s Three Buffalo, NY, Music Stations Raise Over $430,000 in Just 24 Hours for the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

103.3 The Edge, Classic Hits 104.1, and 97 Rock Bring Community Together With First-Ever Giving Day for OCH Radiothon

BUFFALO, NY – May 30, 2024 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Cumulus Buffalo radio stations 103.3 The Edge/WEDG-FM, Classic Hits 104.1/WHTT-FM, and 97 Rock/WGRF-FM joined forces with its listeners on Tuesday, May 21st, to raise over $430,000 for Buffalo’s John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) through the first-ever Giving Day for OCH Radiothon. The successful 24-hour fundraising effort leveraged Cumulus Buffalo’s popular on-air and online music platform and passionate listener community to raise funds for critical programs, services and care for the most vulnerable moms, kids, and babies in Western New York.

Stephen Turkovich, MD, President, Oishei Children’s Hospital, said: “It was such an honor and an incredible opportunity to share all of the stories of the patients we have the privilege of caring for here and the tales of the teamwork that helps get kids back to being kids. It was such an emotionally charged, amazing day to see the community come together for Oishei Children’s Hospital.”

Turkovich noted: “The energy was just phenomenal. The energy from all of radio stations, from the callers, the social media reactions. Even being in the room with the radio stations in our New Era Pavilion, it was just such a warm, exciting day. We didn’t know what to expect, as it was our first Giving Day. I think it just exceeded everyone’s expectations. It really was because of the energy that was brought to the room and brought to the radio from all of our partners at Cumulus.”

He added: “Thank you can’t go far enough. The money that people donated is going to go far and wide to help kids, not only with their medical needs, but their psychological needs, social needs and making sure that children, when they come to the hospital, have the absolute best experience, the best technology, the best care providers, the best talent. We can’t do this without the support of the community.”

Beth Coughlin, Regional Vice President, Cumulus Media, commented: “Cumulus Media was extremely proud to be a part of the first Giving Day for Oishei Children’s Hospital and we thank our listeners and partners for their generosity and support. Oishei’s team mission helps kids, every day, to get back to being a kid. We are honored to use our airwaves and digital marketing to help build a better future for families and children.”

Oishei Children’s Hospital is the only standalone children’s hospital in New York State and is the premier regional center for comprehensive pediatric trauma, surgical and medical care across all eight Western New York counties and into northern Pennsylvania. With a legacy of excellence spanning decades, OCH remains committed to serving the community and advancing pediatric medicine through education programs and compassionate care.

As a non-profit hospital, OCH cares for all who need it, no matter their insured status or ability to pay. Donations made on Giving Day will ensure the hospital has the most advanced technology and equipment training and education for staff and provides an overall excellent experience to patients and their families through various support programs.

To donate to OCH and make a difference in area children’s and families’ lives, visit:

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