Colin Powell, Jim Gaffigan and More To Join WMGK’s 10th Annual John DeBella Veteran’s Radiothon

June 16, 2016


A strong line-up of local and national celebrities including General Colin Powell, comedians Jim Gaffigan, Lisa Lampanelli and Kathleen Madigan plus Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe are scheduled to call-in and voice their support when 102.9 WMGK morning host, John DeBella broadcasts his 10th Annual John DeBella Veterans Radiothon live from outside of the National Constitution Center on Friday June 17, 2016 from 6am to 6pm.  Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (2p) and actor Jonathan Kite from the TV Show Two Broke Girls (1p) will make on-site appearances at the live broadcast.  All proceeds from the Radiothon will go to benefit local veterans via the Philadelphia Multi-Service Center (VMC) in Philadelphia.

Throughout his broadcast DeBella will encourage listeners to make call-in donations via 1800-678-WMGK(9645) or secure online donations via the station’s website,  Online donations can continue to be made through the weekend.

While on the station’s website, listeners will also be able to take part in a series of online eBay auctions featuring front row concert tickets, autographed items and ‘money can’t buy experiences’ with artists like: The Who, Joe Walsh, Sting and Peter Gabriel, Carlos Santana and more.  All proceeds from these auctions will go to the DeBella Veterans Radiothon and in turn, to the VMC.

Over the past nine years, John DeBella has raised nearly 1 million dollars for the VMC in his annual Radiothon.  His dedication to veterans has been recognized by various organizations – the VMC has named an award after him and in 2012 he received the ‘Veteran Champion of the Year Award’ from the Philadelphia Small Business Association.

The following sponsors made sizeable monetary contributions to this year’s Veterans Radiothon:  Delaware Valley Sports Center, Certainteed, American Standard, Camden County Board of Freeholders, Golden Nugget, Always Best Care , Horizon Services, Keswick Cycle, Delaware Valley University, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, Barbera on the Boulevard, Drexel University, 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.