Country music fans will soon hear WGKX (KIX 106) promoting a one-time concert with Jake Owen and special guest Hunter Hayes for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at FedExForum in Memphis.
“It is an honor to play a part in bringing Jake and Hunter back to Memphis to support tourism and St. Jude,” said Morgan Bohannon, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media. “Our listeners are a great source of pride because they make it possible for KIX 106 to contribute to the pioneering research and lifesaving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in such a significant way.”
Owen is a long-time supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Earlier this year, he attended the 30thanniversary of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids®, co-founded by Randy Owen. During the weekend festivities, Jake and Randy performed with Clint Black and Michael Ray before an audience of more than 900 radio personalities and industry executives from across the country. Randy then presented Jake with the “Angels Among Us” award to recognize his support of St. Jude.
“I have witnessed the amazing work at St. Jude and this summer concert is an opportunity to raise awareness and give back to St. Jude and the surrounding city that has given so much,” said Jake Owen. “I look forward to celebrating with fans and uniting in the fight to end childhood cancer.”
“The mission of St. Jude is near and dear to my heart,” said Hayes. “Having spent time in Memphis and at St. Jude, I’ve seen the level of support patient families need and receive for free because everything is completely covered – thanks to supporters around the globe. I am excited to return to the city and make it a night to remember.”