Cox Media Group Tampa Partners with Pepin Distributing to Collect Hurricane Relief Supplies

TAMPA – Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa Radio stations WSUN (97X), WWRM (Magic 94-9), WPOI (Hot 101.5), WHPT (102.5 The Bone), WDUV (105.5 The Dove) and WXGL (107.3 The Eagle) have joined forces with Pepin Distributing and Great Bay Distributors to help collect non-perishable supplies for those in the path of Hurricane Michael.

All six radio stations will be on site at the Walmart Supercenter on N. Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa on Friday, Oct. 12, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. to broadcast live and collect supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Needed supplies include bottled water, diapers, baby formula and non-perishable food items.

“We know all too well how it feels to have a storm of this size headed your way” said Keith Lawless, CMG Tampa Radio’s vice president & market manager. “We just wanted to join hands with the wonderful people at Pepin and help our Florida neighbors to the north, in any way that we can.”

“Pepin is passionate about helping our friends in the Panhandle of Florida. Last year we helped the people in the lower Florida Keys and Puerto Rico by mobilizing our resources of trucks and dedicated employees,” said Bill Gieseking, director of marketing with Pepin Distributing Company.

The goal is to fill trucks, provided by Pepin Distributing, and work with the American Red Cross to transport the supplies to the Florida Panhandle as quickly as possible, to get supplies into the hands of those who need it most.


About Cox Media Group Tampa
CMG Tampa is comprised of WDUV-FM (105.5), WHPT-FM (102.5), WPOI-FM (101.5), WSUN-FM (97.1), WWRM-FM (94.9), and WXGL-FM (107.3).

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps, Gamut and Videa; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. For more information about Cox Media Group, please visit