Sales of the custom-brewed beverage raised $300,000
to help Puget Sound veterans
Seattle, WA – As of this week, 99.9 KISW, “The Rock of Seattle,” in partnership with Elysian Brewing, has donated $300,000 to Puget Sound Fisher House and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Fisher Houses to honor and assist our veterans and active military personnel. Thanks to the support of the KISW listeners, known as Rockaholics, and beer drinkers in Western Washington, the donations to Fisher House since 2009 now total $300,000.
“We consider it an honor to give back to the men and women who have given so much for this country. The fact that we could do that through beer is an added bonus,” says Miles Montgomery, host of The Mens Room. “It’s obvious, it’s necessary, and it’s our privilege. The Fisher House is an unsung hero,” adds Mens Room host, Steve “The Thrill” Hill.
Cecile Bagrow, Director of VAPS Fisher House, says, “It is impossible to put into mere words what the relationship between Fisher House, Elysian and The Mens Room means to us. This isn’t just about the overwhelming amount of funds received through the project; it is also about the love.”
In 2009, the iconic and #1 afternoon show, The Mens Room, aired from 2-6pm on KISW, partnered with Elysian Brewing to create Mens Room Original Red. The beer was an instant hit. Its tremendous success allowed KISW and Elysian Brewing to give something back to the community, and a partnership with Puget Sound and JBLM Fisher Houses began.
Since opening in 2008, the VA Puget Sound Fisher House has served over 3,600 families of veterans and active-duty military personnel. Among other services, The Fisher House provides temporary housing to families of veterans and active service personnel while service members are being treated at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The organization recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
For more information about The Mens Room Original Red, visit www.KISW.com.
About Entercom Communications
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), led by President and CEO David Field, is one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of over 100 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City.
Known for developing unique and highly successful locally programmed stations, Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company also is the radio
broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Kansas City Royals, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Jose Sharks.
Entercom focuses on creating effective multi-platform marketing solutions for its customers, incorporating the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Award for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2012, Entercom was named by Information Week as one of the Top 500 Technology Innovators in the United States.