We are proud to call the Four States home. We value our close relationships with our listeners and with our advertising partners in the area.
As broadcasters, we’re honored to be able to provide free entertainment and news to our listeners. As marketing partners, we value meeting with small business owners and helping them grow.
In addition to serving our listeners and business partners, we believe in giving back to the local community that supports us. Through our company-wide Zimmer Radio community involvement and our employees’ individual efforts, we work to ensure that Joplin and the Four States are as enjoyable places to live as they are to work.
Below are some of the causes that are near to our hearts.
St. Jude Radiothon
We are a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2017, Four State listeners donated $61,000 to support research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Honor Flight Radiothon
We are a proud partner of Honor Flight of the Ozarks, a great organization that flies veterans to see their war memorials in Washington D.C. Since 2005 Honor Flight has flown 138,000 Veterans to see the WWII, Korean, and the Vietnam Memorials.
Crosslines Ministries Food Drive
Zimmer is proud to support Crosslines Ministries’ food pantry with multiple food drives throughout the year. In 2017, Four State listeners donate thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of food for the emergency food pantry.
Red Cross Blood Drive and Everyday Hero Awards
Zimmer partners with the Red Cross to honor educators, nurses, volunteers, and more as heroes across the Four States.
Fire Fighters Christmas for Kids
Zimmer is proud to support the Joplin Area Firefighter’s Christmas for Kids program, which donates presents to area children every Christmas.
Christmas of Hope
Fostering Hope and Zimmer Radio’s News Talk KZRG partner to organize the Christmas of Hope campaign. Christmas of Hope is a program that allows our community to come alongside and support foster families in our area by helping to provide gifts for the children in their care. In 2017, listeners donated over $30,000.
Watered Gardens Partner
Watered Gardens offers a variety of services and items basic to many families, all provided through the charity of the Christian community. Zimmer Radio has been a media partner of Watered Gardens for 5 years.
Ronald McDonald House Gift of Light, Gift of Love
Zimmer is proud to support Ronald McDonald House of the Four States’ Gift of Light Gift of Love which goes to help families with seriously ill children.
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates Run
Zimmer Radio and KZRG are proud sponsors of this event. The fittest people in four states swim, bike, and run to raise money for Faithful Friends Animal Advocates. The event supports the organizations mission to maintain a no-kill animal rescue and adoption center.
Joplin Memorial Run Sponsor
Zimmer Radio is a proud sponsor of the The Joplin Memorial Marathon, which is proud to support tornado recovery the last several years through donations to Rebuild Joplin.
Officers Down 5K
Zimmer is a proud sponsor of The Officers Down 5K, which celebrates officers who put their lives on the line daily to keep our communities safe and honor those who have fallen in the line of duty.
Special Olympics Polar Plunge
Zimmer Radio is a proud sponsor of the The Polar Plunge, which is a great way to support and raise funds for local Special Olympics athletes.
Stand with the Shield
Stand with the Shield is Zimmer’s annual promotion highlighting a new officer every week. We honor their sacrifices and thank them for protecting our communities. Zimmer Radio is proud to Stand With the Shield.