PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 26, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., raised over $342,000 to benefit Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities during Minneapolis station 830 WCCO’s (WCCO-AM) “2019 Union Gospel Mission Hunger Radiothon.” The amount raised during the 17th annual radiothon brought the overall fundraising total to over $3 million since 2003.
“Entercom Minneapolis and 830 WCCO are proud to support the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities and its local efforts to fight hunger, homelessness, and addiction in Minnesota,” said Shannon Knoepke, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Minneapolis. “I’m incredibly proud of the selflessness and generosity of our listeners who stepped up to the plate to help us deliver another successful radiothon.”
The radiothon was broadcast live from the Mall of America beginning at 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18. Programming from the station’s weekday shows included stories from mission residents and former aid recipients of mission programs.
Founded in 1902, Union Gospel Mission (UGM) is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving people facing homelessness, poverty, or addiction in our community. The mission helps people rebuild their lives by providing safe shelter, nutritious food, medical and dental care, and a broad variety of life-changing programs for children and adults.
Listeners can tune in to 830 WCCO (WCCO-AM) in Minneapolis on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
830 WCCO is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).