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93.9 Kiss FM annually hosts a free Easter Egg Hunt at Lima Senior High School Spartan Stadium. Children hunt for 20,000 candy and prize filled eggs throughout the stadium – with a grand prize of a family trip to Disney World.

WBLL-AM, Bellefontaine

During a recent ice storm, we lost power to 95% of our county. We have a generator, so our radio stations were still on the air. At the same time, our local law enforcement was inundated with calls from worried citizens. Their volume was so high that they called us and asked us if they could give out information throughout the outage. We did announcements on all our stations but on our AM station, we gave much more detailed wall-to-wall updates the entire time. When the power finally came back on, our law enforcement told us their calls had dropped by 75% which allowed them to focus on the real emergencies in our community.


When two inmates escaped from the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution, we ran reports 2x per hour throughout the day to inform the public of the threat of dangerous criminals on the loose in our area. We provide this service in any incident that requires awareness for the sake of public safety.


Woof Boom Radio hosts a weekly segment WEGE Wet Nose Wednesday with the Ohio SPCA and Humane Society to help dogs get adopted. Four out of every five dogs joining us live on the radio get adopted!

WFIN-AM, Findlay

WFIN provides coverage of the wildly popular annual Cops & Kids Findlay Halloween Parade. The parade is a fundraiser for the Fort Findlay FOP Lodge 20 Foundation with all proceeds helping to bolster positive interaction between youth and law enforcement. We broadcast live from the parade, which can be heard on the radio, and online. We also broadcast parade video live via Facebook Live.

WNDH-FM, Defiance

The Henry County Christmas Cheer campaign is a joint fundraising effort by WNDH, the Henry County Christmas Cheer Board of Trustees, and the Henry County Ministerial Association. Each year, this campaign raises funds to provide food for families in need in Henry County.

WPKO-FM, Bellefontaine

On the Friday before Thanksgiving, we donate our morning show to the United Way of Logan County. We talk to key agencies receiving United Way funding live on 98.3 WPKO and on our TV/streaming station Our listeners’ donations during the broadcast helped our United Way raise over $1 million last year.

WTOL-TV, Toledo

In June 2023, nine tornadoes passed through northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan — one of the largest tornado outbreaks in decades. WTOL provided coverage of the tornado warnings to keep our viewers safe and continued with coverage of the aftermath in the following days.