Cumulus Stations to Air “Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” on April 30

Cumulus Stations to Air “Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” on April 30

More than 6,000 radio stations—including all available Cumulus radio stations—will air the Radio Cares’ Feeding America Emergency Radiothon on April 30.

The Feeding America Emergency Radiothon will drive donations to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund and its 200 local member food banks. The all-day radiothon will features artists, radio personalities and special guests sharing stories of hope and encouraging donations to feed the hungry.

Country artists Lindsay Ell, RaeLynn, Chris Lane, Locash, Hardy, Jameson Rogers and more are set to take 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.

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.

The Feeding America Emergency Radiothon is open to all radio stations wishing to participate. To donate to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, click here. You can also text “FEED” to 95819 to have the donation link sent to your phone. All donations go directly to Feeding America.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell