Audacy Raises Over $447,000 for Second Harvest Heartland

830 WCCO’S “Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon” has Raised Almost $3.5 Million Since 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 3, 2023 – Audacy raised over $447,000 to benefit Second Harvest Heartland during 830 WCCO’s (WCCO-AM) “Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon,” presented by Lindus Construction, Land ‘O Lakes and Compeer Financial. The amount raised during the 14th annual radiothon held on February 2 brought the overall fundraising total to over $3.5 million since 2009.

“Year after year, our fans open up their hearts to those in need,” said Jeff Gonsales, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Minneapolis. “Lives are being impacted in significant ways, and we are incredibly grateful. WCCO’s long-standing partnership with Second Harvest Heartland means so much to us and to so many people who are helped by this community effort.”

“This community is great at showing up for one another, and today’s 14th annual ‘Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon’ was no exception,” said Allison O’Toole, Chief Executive Officer, Second Harvest Heartland. “It takes all of us to keep our neighbors fed and we’re so grateful to WCCO listeners, radiothon callers and our sponsors from Compeer Financial, Land O’ Lakes and Lindus Construction for going above and beyond to end hunger. What a day!”

The radiothon was conducted onsite at Second Harvest facility in Brooklyn Park, MN, live on 830 WCCO on February 2 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT. Station hosts spoke with members and clients of Second Harvest Heartland, current board members and other leaders in the community fighting against hunger. Interviews for the day included: restaurateur, chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch, Minnesota hockey legend Lou Nanne, former NBC Sunday Night Football sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, Minnesota Twins radio voice Cory Provus, and former Vikings and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kyle Rudolph. Listeners were encouraged to donate via phone banks.

Second Harvest Heartland was created on October 1, 2001, when Second Harvest Great Minneapolis and Second Harvest St. Paul joined forces to bring together more than 44 years of combined history and experience to the fight against hunger. Second Harvest Heartland is among the nation’s largest, most effective hunger-relief organizations.

Audacy is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. “Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon” is a part of Audacy Serves, the Company’s social impact platform that raises awareness of social issues and brings communities together for good. Audacy unites with its listeners and brands to support sound communities through several pillars of impact: Mental Health; the Environment; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Veterans and Service Members; Children’s Health and Civic Education.

Listeners can tune in to 830 WCCO (WCCO-AM) in Minneapolis on air, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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