$174,000 Raised For Local Veterans Via WMGK & John DeBella’a Veteran’s Radiothon

June 21, 2016


This past Friday’s 102.9 WMGK 10th Annual John DeBella Veterans Radiothon was a huge success, raising over $174,000 to benefit local veterans via the Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC).

An impressive list of local and national celebrities called in to voice their support or donated items to eBay auctions that the station set up to enhance this year’s fundraising efforts.  Support came in from:  General Colin Powell, rockers like Alice Cooper, Carlos Santana, The Who as well as Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe.

John DeBella’s wife Lisa, as well as an anonymous donor, also made a significant contribution to this year’s Radiothon.  They pledged a matching donation for every $100 donation made, resulting in a donation of $10,000.  The donation was made in memory of Lisa’s father, decorated World War II veteran, Harold Kapp.

WMGK advertisers also rose to the occasion this year.  Donations came in from Delaware Valley Sports Center, Certainteed, American Standard, Camden County Board of Freeholders, Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel and Marina, Always Best Care Philly, Horizon Services, Keswick Cycle, Delaware Valley University, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, Barbera on the Boulevard, Drexel University Online, Parx Casino, Creamery Tire.

More about The VMC
The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center’s mission is to provide services, programs, opportunity and advancement to Veterans of the U.S. military and their families. Each year they serve 2,500 individual veterans, provide over 172,000 meals to homeless veterans, place over 300 veterans in jobs, and place over 500 veterans in housing.

Greater Media’s WLNK-FM Named 2016 Large Market Radio Station of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters

June 16, 2016


Greater Media Charlotte’s WLNK-FM was awarded the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters 2016 Large Market Radio Station of the Year Award at the organization’s annual convention June 14th at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina.

One award is given to a radio station in each market-Large, Medium and Non-Metro. Criteria for the judging process included highlights and achievements during 2015, innovative programming, and revenue generation, audience involvement and promotion, commitment to the community, and hurdles encountered and how they were overcome.

Beginning in 2013, the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters began an Association Station Awards Program. The NCAB Station Awards are conducted annually to recognize outstanding achievement by North Carolina radio and television broadcasters. This competition was established to encourage the highest standards of reporting, community service, and production creativity. ‘

“I’m so proud of this team and what we’ve accomplished in the past year at 107-9 The Link,” said Darla Thomas, brand manager of WLNK-FM. “ Our strategy is not only about building fun promotions and events, but serving our community with hyper-local campaigns that make a difference.  To be recognized by the NCAB with this award is a great honor and one I’m pleased to share with every single person on staff who’s contributed to our success.”

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