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December 13, 2023

Audacy’s 25th Annual Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer to Southern Nevada

Completing a mission to gift smiles to families in Southern Nevada, Audacy’s 98.5 KLUC (KLUC-FM) in Las Vegas has wrapped up its 25th annual Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive on December 11 with 42 Coca-Cola trucks full of toys, 7,774 bikes and over $802,000 donated in cash and gift cards, including a $255,000 donation from Terribles. 

“Every year, we see countless acts of compassion, but this time around, I’m truly amazed by the outcome, to say the least,” said JB King, Brand Manager, Audacy. “The team at 98.5 worked tirelessly day in and day out and they did it happily knowing a parent will be able to give their child a holiday to remember.”

As he does every December, host Chet Buchanan spent 12 days living atop scaffolding, offering those who brought donations holiday greetings and gratitude from 30 ft in the air. Thursday, November 30, the first day of this year’s Toy Drive, marked 193 days of living on the scaffolding for Chet, totaling over six months. Audacy’s charity partner, HELP of Southern Nevada, handled the distribution of the donations. 

Throughout the drive, 98.5 encouraged donations by broadcasting interviews and promotional content.

The Venetian Resort presented the Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive. Additional sponsors included NV Energy, Centennial Toyota, Nevada State Bank, Naqvi Injury Law, UFC, Las Vegas Realtors, Helix Electric, One Hour Heating & Cooling, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Albertsons/Vons, Coca-Cola, Aaron Lelah Jewelers, PT’s Taverns, Fox 5, AArrow Sign Spinners and more.

The Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive is a part of Audacy’s commitment to making a meaningful difference at scale. Audacy uses its reach and personal connection with listeners to advance causes that promote strong mental health and build sound communities.

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