Friday, May 3, 2019

Nashville Radio: WGFX’s Jonathan Hutton Named 'Man of the Year'

Cumulus Media announces that Jonathan Hutton, Tennessee Titans Radio Host and On-Air Personality for WGFX 104-5 The Zone has been named 2019 Man of the Year for the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Hutton captured the title for his efforts to fight blood cancer by raising funds and awareness for the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during a 10-week campaign that kicked off in February. Hutton, with the full support of his team at 104-5 The Zone, raised a total of $152,499.31 for the cause during the 10-week fund drive, which included an off-the-record event with Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk, a HORSE-style basketball tournament, a Masters-themed golf competition at Top Golf, and a chalk talk draftee breakdown and dinner with NFL Films’ Greg Cosell. 

This year, five men and five women vied for Man and Woman of the Year honors, raising more than $577,000 for the local non-profit. Fellow honoree, Abbie Hendry-Hammett was named 2019 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year for the Tennessee Chapter. Hutton and Hendry-Hammett were announced as top fundraisers and honored as Man and Woman of the Year at a finale event held at Nashville’s City Winery on Saturday, April 27th.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. 

 Kenneth Adams (Titans Ownership Group), Eddie George (Former Titan), Logan Ryan (Current Titan), Jonathan Hutton, Amy Adams Strunk (Titans Controlling Owner), John McClain (Houston Chronicle/WGFX Analyst), Blaine Bishop (Former Titan/WGFX Morning Show Host), Kevin Byard (Current Titan), David Quesenberry (Current Titan).

Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Nashville, said: “I and our entire Cumulus Nashville family could not be more proud of Jonathan Hutton and the team that supported him. I am in awe of the sheer volume of events, programs and features he and his team created and executed flawlessly in a 10-week period raising an impressive amount of money. Many of our 104-5 The Zone listeners and clients supported Jonathan fiercely and to that I'd say we have the best listeners and clients.” 

Brad Willis, Program Director, WGFX-FM/Titans Radio, Cumulus Nashville, said: “We are incredibly proud of Jonathan’s efforts throughout this campaign. Our listeners supported his campaign, and turned out in great numbers for every event. We have phenomenal listeners, and greatly appreciate their contributing to a great organization like LLS.” 

Hutton said: “This was a team effort and it started with the listeners of 104-5 The Zone and Midday 180. Every dollar donated mattered, and our listeners stepped up and then some. Thanks to everyone who joined TeamHutton1045 to help LLS of Tennessee. Those dollars represent hope, awareness, support, and a future cure. Beating cancer is in our blood.”

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