Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WWJ’s 19th Winter Survival Radiothon Raises Nearly $1M in Heating Assistance

Audacy’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) has announced the results of its 19th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund.  $986,256.00 was raised from station listeners. The day-long on-air event was held February 4 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the station. The THAW program helps those residents in southeastern Michigan who are… read more

iHeart West Michigan Raises $490,377 For Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

On December 9 and 10, iHeartMedia’s STAR 105.7 (WSRW-FM) and B-93 (WBCT-FM) aired the 22nd Annual Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Radiothon, sharing patient stories about how The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital annual fund supports over 20 different programs like the center for child protection, the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team (P.O.R.T.), the Peter and Joan Secchia… read more

Record Amount Raised At WJR SAY Detroit 10th Annual Radiothon

On December 9, Cumulus Media’s WJR-AM (Detroit) presented its 10th Annual SAY Detroit Radiothon, hosted by Mitch Albom. The live broadcast originated from the Somerset Collection in Troy. The 15-hour event (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.) gathered a record $1,650,540 through donations, auctioned items and purchased autographed memorabilia. All proceeds went directly to charity —… read more

McKibbin Media Teams Up For Community Food & Coat Drive

McKibbin Media Group (Jackson) has partnered with Harvest Solar and many Jackson area businesses to organize an initiative to collect much-needed food and supplies for the Jackson Community Food Pantry this holiday season. Donations for this are needed. “We encourage the local Jackson community to support this Community Food & Coat Drive and help others… read more

WION and Local Communities Team Together for Annual “Treasures for Troops” Project

Now in its 8th year, WION (Ionia) Radio’s “Treasures for Troops” collected items on behalf of Blue Star Mothers Chapter #188 of Ionia, Montcalm and Kent Counties and was a success! WION’s broadcast week was November 15th through 19th with broadcasts and call-ins from the Village Market of Muir, Young Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Ionia and the… read more

WLEN’s “Thank A Vet” Breaks A New Record!

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) broke a record with its annual “Thank A Vet” fundraiser this year, raising $34,697.50 in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund,” distributed through Housing Help of Lenawee. Now in its 16th year, the fundraiser is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness… read more

WDRQ Raises Funds to House 10 Area Homeless Vets

Cumulus Media announced that its WDRQ-FM (Detroit) held the Broadway’s Veterans Matter Honor-Thon on Thursday, November 11, driving emergency funds to provide 10 local homeless veterans with long-term housing. The Honor-Thon aired from 6-10 a.m. during the morning show. In those four hours, listeners donated $7,100. During the 8am hour, sponsor JDog Junk Removal provided… read more

Cumulus Media Detroit Stations Partner With U.S. Marine Corps For Toys For Tots Drive

Cumulus Media Detroit has announced that its three stations (WDVD-FM, WDRQ-FM and WJR-AM) have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps for their annual toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots of Southeastern Michigan.  The drive kicked off November 1. “We couldn’t be more proud to support the great work of our U.S. Marine Corps for this… read more

40th Annual WLUC-TV Canathon Underway

The annual WLUC-TV (Marquette) TV6 Canathon kicked off this past Monday (11/1).  The Canathon is a month long effort to collect donations of canned goods to help feed a hungry neighbor.  This is the 40th year for the event and organizations like the Salvation Army say it’s an important effort at a time of year… read more

Cumulus/Flint Raises Over $9000 for Local Kids

On September 30, Cumulus Media’s Flint radio stations (WDZZ-FM/WWCK-FM/WBFE-FM) held a 13-hour radiothon to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint. Over $9,000 was raised from listeners for local kids! The money is used to supply sports equipment, art and academic supplies, game room additions and repairs to the garden Hoop… read more