All Cumulus Stations To Raise Money For Victims Of Oklahoma Tornado Throughout The Day Today
May 29, 2013 at 3:54 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA will raise money throughout the day TODAY (5/29) on all of its 525 radio stations for the victims of last week’s devastating OKLAHOMA tornado. The fundraising efforts will feature local on-air personalities asking listeners to make donations for the survivors and families of the victims.
At 8p, all 84 Country stations owned by CUMULUS will air a one-hour fundraising special hosted by KIX BROOKS and co-hosted by KSCS/DALLAS personality HAWKEYE -- broadcasting live from backstage at the "Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" that airs on those stations at 9p.
"On behalf of all our employees and the communities we are privileged to serve, our hearts and prayers go out to the families and communities that lost loved ones. We hope our efforts help to bring much-needed relief to these communities. Radio’s power to help communities in need is trulyinspiring," said CUMULUS CEO LEW DICKEY.
The "Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" is organized by BLAKE SHELTON and airs live from CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA in OKLAHOMA CITY. The fundraiser will include performances by Country artists such as MIRANDA LAMBERT, REBA MCENTIRE, VINCE GILL, LUKE BRYAN and RASCAL FLATTS.
All proceeds raised from the fundraising efforts will go to THE UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA MAY TORNADOES RELIEF FUND to help victims of the MOORE tornado.