Radio Cares’ “Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” Raises More Than $500,000

Radio Cares’ “Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” Raises More Than $500,000

Radio Cares’ Feeding America Emergency Radiothon on April 30 raised more than $500,000 to help feed Americans facing hunger issues.

More than 10,000 radio stations—including numerous Cumulus Media and Westwood One stations—aired the Feeding America Emergency Radiothon, which drove donations to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund and its 200 local member food banks. The all-day radiothon featured artists, radio personalities and special guests sharing stories of hope and encouraging donations to feed the hungry.

Country artists Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Lindsay Ell, RaeLynn, Mitchell Tenpenny, Runaway June, Devin Dawson, Chris Lane, Gabby Barrett, Locash, Hardy, Jameson Rogers and more took part in the radiothon, as well as artists from across all genres of music, including Weezer, Bush, Meghan Trainor, Linkin Park, Incubus, Cage the Elephant and more.

“Listeners answered the call from their favorite stations, large and small, unified by the cause of American hunger,” says Brian Philips, EVP, content and audience at Cumulus Media/Westwood One. “Our listeners represent the most generous cross-section of America. There exists a bond among them that no crisis can break. Cumulus is always proud when what we do moves people.”

Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States, established the COVID-19 Response Fund on March 13. Since then, Feeding America has distributed $112.4 million and more than 94 million pounds of food to food banks across the country, helping provide nearly 79 million meals to people facing hunger.

Cumulus Media is the parent company of Nash Country Daily.

photos by Curtis Hilbun,