The John DeBella Show

John DeBella retired from radio on June 30th, 2023. Explore this archive of the most memorable moments of the John DeBella Show on WMGK.

MGK & John DeBella want to get a head start on raising funds to support local veterans for this year’s Annual DeBella Veterans Radiothon. Last year’s Radiothon raised over $200,00 to assist local veterans, we’re looking to eclipse that amount this year.

We’ve set-up a series of eBay auctions featuring front row tickets, autographed items & money can’t buy experiences with artists like:
Roger Waters, The Who, Joe Walsh, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Yes, Jimmy Buffett. 
All funds (minus shipping) raised will go to the Veterans Multi-Service Center in Philadelphia.  See how they use those funds & how even a $5 makes a big impact.

Their mission is to provide services, programs, opportunity and advancement to Veterans and their families.

Each year they serve 2,500 individual veterans, provide over 172,000 meals to homeless veterans, place over 300 veterans in jobs, and place over 500 veterans in housing.

The John DeBella Veterans Radiothon takes place on Friday, June 16 live from the National Constitution Center.

See the live broadcast video feed (available 6/16 only).

Can’t take part in the auctions? Here are other ways to donate.

Make an online donation NOW. 
• Call 1800-678-WMGK (9645) on 6/16 ONLY

Harold Kapp Challenge

If you make a $100 donation to this year’s Radiothon, Lisa DeBella, John DeBella’s wife,  as well as an anonymous donor, will match it. They will donate up to $10,000 in memory of Lisa’s father, decorated World War II veteran, Harold Kapp.

Monthly Salute Program

This year we’ve added a donation option that allows listeners to assist veterans each month for a year, introducing WMGK’s Monthly Salute Program – you can arrange to make a monthly $15 donation for one year via an online or phone line donation(1800-678-WMGK (9645).


Find out how your business can assist local veterans by providing items, services or employment opportunities to the VMC. 

This year’s Auction Items

These 10 day auctions begin on June 6 with a new item opening up each hour starting at 6a.


George Thorogood Signed Vinyl

Proud Sponsors of the DeBella Veterans Radiothon

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