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DECEMBER 5, 2014 We just finished our Annual OPERATION SANTA CLAUS fundraiser to assist military families who sometimes struggle when one of their loved ones is deployed overseas. It could be anything, like home and car repairs to toys under the tree at Christmas.  We went all in when we stopped to think about the sacrifices our military men and women make to keep the world a safer place - rarely do we think about the families. Well, this week we set out to change that and it was one of the most rewarding weeks we’ve ever spent on the air. Thank you so much for your support. Bob Miller, the face of operation Santa Claus, came close to setting a new fundraising record for the cause -- but it wouldn’t have been possible without you.  Your generosity and support touched not only the hearts and lives of military service people in our area, but also Mark & Dave. Hard to put into words, this is something we’ve wanted to share with our military families. It is so gratifying that you were with us for the ride. We hope you feel the same. Dave came up with the crazy idea of shaving Mark’s mustache if we hit a milestone. Mark’s mustache has adorned his face for 32+ years. His lip has not seen the light of day since the Raiders moved to Los Angeles. His wife has never known him without the mustache. To quote Mark: “I agreed to the idea because Operation Santa Claus is something I believe in. And this is the season of believing. I tried to convince the masses to vote for Bob Miller to shave, and it got close at the end. But the listeners spoke with their donations, and in the end the tide turned against my ‘stache. It was an honor to shave that off for the men and women of our military and their families. When I look in the mirror and don’t see the mustache I think of them. The ‘stache was sacrificed for the best of reasons. People ask me ‘what happened to your mustache?’ I reply I shaved it in support of military families and Operation Santa Claus. Good way to spread the word. I think I’ll keep it that way, at least for a little while.” Now watch Mark’s wife and daughter’s reaction when he walked through the door of his home Friday night:
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