104-5 The Zone’s Midday 180 Raises $32,510 for LLS

Nashville Sports Radio Station WGFX-FM/104-5 The Zone’s Midday 180 Raises $32,510 for Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society With Successful “Z-O-N-E” Charity Basketball Tournament

NASHVILLE, TN, March 18, 2019  Cumulus Media announces that Nashville sports radio station WGFX-FM/104-5 The Zone’s Midday 180 hosted a charity basketball tournament on Thursday, March 14th at East Nashville Magnet High School. The event, tagged “Z-O-N-E” (a game similar to the popular “H-O-R-S-E” basketball game), raised $32,510 for the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The fundraiser is part of a campaign by 104-5 The Zone midday host, Jonathan Hutton, and his team at 104-5 The Zone to raise funds and awareness for the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The winner of the Z-O-N-E tournament was Titans Pro Bowl Punter Brett Kern, who won 6 suite tickets (Two Rivers Ford Suite) to the SEC Championship game Sunday, March 17th, at Bridgestone Arena. Kern auctioned the tickets and donated the money to Hutton’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society campaign since he was unable to attend. Tennessee Vols basketball legend Ron Slay was also at the tournament and participants were able to donate $10 for each shot that Slay made for them. Slay went 10 for 13, with $130 donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hutton said: “What TeamHutton1045 and Midday 180 were able to raise in the four-hour show was incredible. The listeners of 104-5 The Zone continue to raise the bar in support of our community. Best of all, every dollar raised went straight to the Tennessee chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which continues to raise the bar for blood cancer research. Beating cancer is in our blood.”

For more information on 104-5 The Zone’s successful “Z-O-N-E” charity basketball tournament and Jonathan Hutton’s campaign to raise funds and awareness for the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit: http://www.1045thezone.com/2019/03/13/teamhutton1045-absolutely-everything-you-need-to-know/.

About CUMULUS MEDIA 

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 433 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 88 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One platforms make CUMULUS MEDIA one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. The Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One are the exclusive radio broadcast partners to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.

Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084, lisa@dollcomm.com.

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