Radio’s 2021 Holiday Fundraising Tote Board
Radio’s Fundraising Tally Now at $23.7 Million
Radio checked in with another $700K in fundraising events on Tuesday pushing its holiday fundraising total for local communities to $23.7 million. See those new stories below and read every story from this 2021 holiday season HERE.
Salem To Pay Listener’s Mortgage For One Year
Christmas came early for a Salem Radio listener in Benton, Arkansas. Skylar Oswalt will have her mortgage paid in 2022 after winning Salem's Christmas Mortgage Miracle nationwide sweepstakes. Salem had over 1 million content entries.
Two Audacy Markets Bring in Over $640K For Kids
In Dallas and Houston over $640,000 was raised for Texas Children’s National, part of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, through a pair of radiothons. KMVK-FM in Dallas raised $357,245 as part of their annual “La Grande Radiothon” and KLOL-FM in Houston added $288,099 during their annual “Mega Radiothon.”
Utah Stations Pull in $31K For Kids
Redrock Broadcasting’s 4 Station Group in St. George, Utah raised over $31,000 during its 6th annual all-day Radiothon. The money will be donated to the local ROOT FOR KIDS Center for Children.
Zazza Jingle Jet Joy
10 families were treated to a winter wonderland trip by Tony Zazza, host of "Zazza Mornings". Fans of the locally syndicated Cumulus program were asked to nominated deserving families in need in the Melbourne and Ft. Walton Beach/Destin FL and Mobile, AL area.
Texas Station Gives 40K To Those in Need
KGAF-FM, Gainesville, TX has made Christmas merrier for dozens of families. $40,000 from anonymous donors was handed out by the station.
Spirit Of Giving In Decatur
Cromwell Media Group of Decatur put on the Spirit of Giving to raise toys for needy children at Christmas. The 10th year of the drive, in partnership with WAND TV collected more than 7,400 toys.
iHeartMedia Houston Raises $700,000
The fifth annual SUNNY 99.1 St. Jude Radiothon raised over $335,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and iHeartMedia Houston hosted the St. Jude Houston Golf Classic raising over $356,000.
Huge Money Haul for iHeart DC
iHeartMedia Washington, D.C’s WASH-FM raised over $588,000 for Children’s National Hospital during their 97.1 WASH-FM For Kids Radiothon on December 16 and 17,, 2021.
Nearly $380K From iHeart Seattle For The Tally
iHeartMedia Seattle’s 95.7 The Jet's 19th annual Bender’s One Big Give, a 13-hour radiothon, raised over $379,000 to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Bender has raised over $17.1 million to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Sunny Fundraising Results In Houston
The fifth annual SUNNY 99.1 KODA-FM St. Jude Radiothon raised over $335,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. iHeartMedia Houston also hosted the St. Jude Houston Golf Classic, adding $356,000 to the pot.
A Radiothon Record For Beasley
Beasley Media Group Fayetteville’s WKML and Sunny 94.3 WAZZ raised $208,751 during the 35th Annual 2021 St. Jude Country Cares Event. The two-day radiothon total set a record.
Beasley’s BEN-FM Banks Thousands
Beasley Media Group’s 95.7 BEN FM 10th annual Adopt A Family Radio-thon raised $9,270. Funds collected during the event assisted more than 1000 Philadelphia area families. “Our 10th Annual 95.7 BEN FM Adopt A Family Radiothon! As cheesy as it sounds, the day completely warmed my heart... again,” said Kristen Herrmann, Morning Host/PD. “The generosity of our listening audience continues to amaze me. Thanks so much to Volunteers of America Delaware Valley and 6ABC for partnering with us again this year. I'm already looking forward to the Adopt A Family Radiothon 2022.” “The generosity of this station and of the listeners in the Greater Philadelphia region has been transformative for the last ten years. We could not do what we do in bringing holiday gifts to those less fortunate without the Ben FM Adopt A Family Radiothon," said Daniel Lombardo, President/CEO, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.
LITE-FM Radiothon Tops $1.3 Million
iHeartMedia New York’s LITE-FM announced that its fourth annual “Hope for the Holidays Radiothon” raised over $1.3 million to benefit Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. For the past four years the radiothon has raised over $3.5 million to benefit the hospital.
XTU Philly Adds a Whopping $261K To The Tally
Beasley Media Group’s 92.5 XTU in Philadelphia raised $261,339 during their annual St. Jude’s Radiothon. Ccountry artists Jimmie Allen, Luke Bryan, Justin Moore, and Kelsea Ballerini called into the station to share their thoughts about what St. Jude Children’s Hospital means to them.
A Maxima Money Haul in Tampa
Beasley's 92.5 Maxima in Tampa raised $147,380 during its 12th annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radio-thon. This year’s total’s surpassed 2020 by $10,000.
Inner Banks, Bank Over $100K
Inner Banks Media in Greenville, NC raised $101,000 during two radiothons. The money will go to the Salvation Army to help families this Christmas.
Tampa Toys and a Tower of Cash
Beasley's WiLD-FM held its 10th Annual Toy Drive Tower event to benefit The Children’s Home Network in Tampa and collected 658 bikes, $81,219 in gift card donations, and 4 pods filled with toys.
Small Market Nets Big Money
The five stations owned by Big Radio in Janesville, Wisconsin recently concluded their holiday fundraising charity events that totaled over $15,000 for several local charity organizations.
iHeart Connecticut Stations Bring in $60K
KISS 95-7 in Hartford and KC101 in New Haven combined efforts this year for their Cares for Kids Radiothon and raised over $60,000 to benefit Connecticut Children’s hospital.
Radio’s 2020 Holiday Fundraising Tote Board
Radio Has Raised $28.5 Million
As of December 30th, radio stations across the country have raised $28.5 million for their local communities. With 2 days to go in this year, what will radio's 2020 tally be as the final community fundraisers trickle in. Send your community fundraising story to [email protected]
Secret Santa In Texas
KGAF Gainesville has a Secret Santa to thank for helping listeners in need. This is the third year the Secret Santa has come up with thousands of dollars for listeners.
WASH Helping Children’s Hospital
97.1 WASH-FM is helping Children’s National Hospital. The iHeartMedia station raised thousands $450,000 during its 6th annual radiothon called the Wash-For-Kids event.
CMG Houston Raises Over $300K
Cox Media Group Houston stations: The New 93Q, Country Legends 97.1 and 106.9 & 107.5 Houston’s Eagle Radiothon raised $364,000. The 17th annual event benefits Texas Children's Hospital.
Another Children’s Hospital Benefits
The Lurie Children’s Hospital Radiothon in Chicago raised more than $400K. iHeart Media Chicago stations 93.9 LITE FM and ROCK 95 FIVE hosted the radiothon.
Mass Broadcasters Lend A Helping Hand
Deborah Metros, GM of Costa Eagle Media, representing the Mass. Broadcasters presents a check for $5000 to Debbie Callery , assistant Executive Director of the Merrimack Valley food bank. During these difficult times the Massachusetts Broadcasters are donating their time and stations to those in need.
Kudos To KXXO in Olympia
KXXO in Olympia, WA typically collects $15-20 during its annual holiday fund drive. With the inability to use volunteers this year, due to COVID, listeners were able to donate online or by calling station owners Toni Holm and David Rauh or PD John Foster. The station was still able to collect $22,600 from its loyal listeners.
iHeart Adds Another $270K to Radio’s Tally
iHeartMedia Seattle’s 95.7 The Jet, says its 18th annual “Bender’s One Big Give,” a 13-hour radiothon from Seattle Children’s patients, families, supporters and hospital staff, raised over $270,000 to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital.
iHeart Provides 1.2 Million Reasons to Hope
iHeartMedia New York’s 106.7 LITE FM's third annual “Hope for the Holidays Radiothon” raised over $1.2 to benefit Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Over the past three years, “Hope for the Holidays” has raised over $2,000,000 to benefit the hospital.
Quarter Mil in The Till From XTU
Beasley Media Group Philadelphia’s Country station, 92.5 XTU, raised $253,460 during the station’s annual St. Jude’s Radiothon. Personalities broadcast live for 13 hours to raise awareness for childhood cancer research and Keith Urban, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker and Kelsea Ballerini called into the station.
A Whopping $800K From DC
Another big haul from iHeart for the kids. iHeartMedia's WMZQ-FM in Washington, D.C’s and WPOC-FM in Baltimore’s raised over $800,000 for Country Cares for St. Jude’s during their radiothons in December 2020.
Fighting Hunger In Shenandoah Valley
For the 12th consecutive year, The River 95.3/WZRV hosted Camping for Hunger. The event brought in food and monetary donations to combat hunger the northern Shenandoah Valley.
Sending Holiday Cheer To Shut-Ins
The Saga Illini Radio Group stations Happiness for the Holidays event has exceeded its goal. The group was hoping for 2,000 cards, listeners in the area doubled that and more.
Pasta For Everyone. And a Topping of $770K
iHeartMedia's KFI in Los Angeles held its 10th annual “KFI PastaThon,” event to help feed local children, raising a record of over $770,000 and 75,980 pounds of pasta and pasta sauce.
WBAP Adds $225K To Christmas Giving
News Talk 820AM WBAP Dallas 42nd Annual Christmas is for Caring Radiothon raised $225,000. Denton State Supported Living Center will benefit from the donations.
Wishes Will Come True in Augusta
The Beasley Augusta Kicks 99 Christmas Wishes promotion raised $19,250 and over $7K worth of toys for families in the community during the holidays. Listeners nominated over 160 families for consideration to have their Christmas wishes granted.
Helping Santa In Santa Clara County
4.5 Bay FM (KBAY) & Mix 106.5 (KEZR) annual Holiday Toy Drive will be making it a Merry Christmas for foster children in Santa Clara County. More than 800 toys and more than $4,000 was collected by the Alpha Media stations..
Entercom Hauls in $3 Million For St. Jude
It's one of the biggest fundraising successes of this holiday season. Entercom country stations in seven markets raised $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the unified “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon” series.
Connoisseur Morning Team Raises $166K
Connecticut morning team Chaz and AJ spent last week collecting cash and toys equaling over $166k to be distributed to five local charities. Chaz said the outpouring of generosity during a difficult year was incredible. "We are absolutely blown away by this total.”
Big Success For Big Mama Bike Drive
Beasley Media Group’s WXKB-FM (B103.9) collected thousands of dollars, thousands of toys and bikes for needy families in Southwest Florida. Big Mama’s Bike Drive benefits the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in Lee County.