Cumulus Radiothon’s Huge Success

Cumulus Nashville is reporting that its 4th Annual Radiothon for the Nashville Rescue Mission was a huge success. Tuesday (3/16), all five of the cluster’s stations (SuperTalk 99.7-WTN; 92Q Nashville’s Big Station-WQQK; 95.5 The Wolf-WSM; 97.1 RQQ Nashville’s Rock Station-WRQQ; and i106-All the Hits-WNFN) went commercial-free from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the goal of raising enough money for 56,000 meals for Nashville’s homeless.

Listeners called in pledges and dropped off donations at Camper’s Corner RV Superstore and Lexus of Nashville ranging from one meal ($2.26) to thousands of dollars. Because of the generosity of people within the Nashville community and the range of the radio signals, the radiothon was able to reach its goal, raising around $120,000 with more pledges still rolling in.

“We are proud to have been a part of something amazing and issuing a call to action that will make a real impact on the Nashville community,” say Mark Sullivan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cumulus Nashville.  “Thank you, Nashville, Smyrna, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, and to all those in our listening area who answered the call. You never cease to amaze me.”

“We are grateful for Cumulus Broadcasting’s efforts on behalf of the poor and hurting of our community.  The outpouring of generosity from this year’s event will provide over fifty-thousand meals to hungry men, women and children arriving at our doors seeking help,” explains Don Worrell, President and CEO of the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Shoney’s® Catering donated food for all the workers of the radiothon this year.  Other sponsors for the radiothon include Fifth Third Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings.

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