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WGRR's O'Brien Named 2019 L & L Society's Man of the Year


Chris O'Brien
Chris O'Brien

WGRR-FM/Cincinnati morning co-host Chris O'Brien is named the 2019 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year for the Tri-State Southern Chapter. He captured the title for his efforts to fight blood cancer by raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during a 10-week campaign that kicked off in February. His team "No Bad Days" raised $82,694 and the total effort by all involved raised $1,000,028 for the charity. The effort culminated in an event announcing the fundraising results on Saturday, May 18 at Jack Casino in Cincinnati.

Cumulus/Cincinnati VP/Market Manager Dave Crowl said, "All of us at WGRR and the entire Cumulus Cincinnati operation congratulate Chris O'Brien on his recognition as 2019 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year for the Tri-State Southern Chapter. The award was earned with a great deal of effort from Chris, his wife and on-air partner Janeen Coyle, as well as other members of the No Bad Days team. Their contributions led to a first-time ever total of $1,000,000+ raised to help this important cause."

WGRR Program Director and Operations Manager Keith Mitchell added, "Not only are Chris and Janeen the longest running morning show in Cincinnati, but they are continually giving back to the community in many ways and this honor for Chris was hard earned and well deserved."

O'Brien said, "This was a challenging, fun and inspiring 10-week campaign. I was surrounded by a great team of friends, family (including my wife and morning co-host Janeen Coyle) and co-workers. Fundraisers around Cincinnati and donations from all over, including listeners and even well known industry folks, made it a success for our team and LLS."

For more information on Chris O'Brien's fundraising campaign, visit https://pages.mwoy.org/soh/cincy19/obrien

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