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iHeartMedia Houston Raises Approximately $700,000 During “St. Jude Week”

HOUSTON, TX - (December 12, 2022) – iHeartMedia Houston announced today that the sixth annual SUNNY 99.1 St. Jude Radiothon raised over $355,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. On Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9, listeners were encouraged to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude by becoming a Partner in Hope and donating $19 a month.

The week began with iHeartMedia hosting the St. Jude Houston Golf Classic, Monday December 5 at the Golf Club of Houston. The event was led by Eddie Martiny, President of iHeartMedia Houston, and with the leadership of on-air personalities Michael Berry and Doug Pike. The St. Jude Houston Golf Classic raised over $336,000. Major sponsors of the 2022 iHeartMedia events included KBR, Gallery Furniture, Silver Eagle, Gringo’s, US Coins & Jewelry, and Lupe Tortilla.

Since 2013, iHeartMedia Houston has raised over $4.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“Fundraisers like ours help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food,” said Marc Sherman, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Houston. “All a family should worry about is their child’s well-being. We are grateful for our donors, listeners, and sponsors.”

To learn more how you can support iHeartMedia Houston and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, please visit stjude.org/radio/KODA. Individuals who become a Partner in Hope will receive the new This Shirt Saves Lives T-shirt, as seen on Carrie Underwood, Brett Young, Lady A, Kane Brown and more.

iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Houston market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 3 billion app downloads and more than 160 million registered users.

About iHeartMedia Houston

iHeartMedia Houston owns and operates KODA-FM, KTBZ-FM, KQBT-FM, KQBT-HD2, KTRH-AM, KBME-AM, KPRC-AM and KXYZ-AM is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next two podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Photo: Joe Bond


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