May 25, 2010

MGK’s John DeBella will hold his 4th Annual Veterans’ Radiothon to benefit The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center. It will be broadcast live on 6/11 from 6a-6p outside the National Constitution Center

Bala Cynwyd, PA (May 25, 2010): 102.9 MGK is proud to announce that the John DeBella Veterans’ Radiothon will march into its 4th year on June 11, 2010. The Radiothon has raised more than $260,000 for the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center (PVMSEC) over the past three years. Last year’s Radiothon received support from a variety of influential people. General Colin Powell, Jimmy Fallon, Arlen Specter, Frank Caliendo, The Bacon Brothers, Sean William Scott, Joe Sestak, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jesse Ventura called The DeBella Show to encourage listeners to make donations. Once again, MGK’s legendary morning man (weekdays 6a-9a), will broadcast live from 6am to 6pm from outside of the National Constitution Center (6th + Arch Sts).

The main goal of the Radiothon is to raise funds to address the multiple needs of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those from the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. Those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face the same tenuous economic and employment situation as the rest of America in addition to carrying the emotional and physical effects of war and combat. The PVMSEC embraces new and old veterans and helps them with any issues they have after returning to the US.

Those interested in making donations can make a secure online donation at starting today. Those interested in making donations on June 11 can do so by calling 1800-678-WMGK, making a secure donation at or by stopping by DeBella’s broadcast site outside the National Constitution Center. In addition, the highest call-in donator each hour will be awarded with a prize. This year’s prizes include: autographed guitars signed by Roger Daltrey, Little Steven VanZandt, Peter Frampton; foursome of golf with Philadelphia Eagle linebacker Moise Fokou¬† ; tickets and limo to David Letterman, Bed and Breakfast package at Four Seasons Philadelphia; a gold record of the donator’s choosing with their name on it. Find more info on the Radiothon at

In addition to raising funds, John DeBella is also looking to find companies interested in donating products and services to the PVMSEC. The center would greatly benefit from receiving items such as clothing, underwear, socks, perishable and non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, towels, bedding, public transit tokens and supermarket and home repair store gift cards, among others. A full list of items the PVMSEC needs can be found at

“Our veterans carry the baggage of war with them for the rest of their lives. After facing harsh situations on the battlefield, they also have to face a harsh economic situation back in the US. More needs to be done to assist these brave men and women. They fought for us, now it’s our turn to fight for them,” said John DeBella.

For more information, please contact Dan Fein, Promotions Director, WMGK, 610.667.8500.