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SBE Elevates Three Membership Ranks to Fellow
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The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) elevates three members to the membership rank of Fellow. The SBE Board of Directors elected Cumulus Media/Birmingham Director of Engineering/IT Frank Giardina, WSOC-TV/Charlotte Director of Engineering/Operations Ted Hand and Hubbard Radio St. Louis Chief Engineer Robert More

Cumulus/Topeka Appoints Nic Merenda as VP/MM
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Nicola Merenda
Cumulus Media announces that it has named 20-year radio broadcasting executive Nicola (Nic) Merenda as Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-Topeka. Merenda joins Cumulus from Pandora Media in San Antonio, TX, where he was also Vice President of Sales for Clear Channel/iHeartMedia. He was recognized as More

93X Minneapolis Inks Madden to Long-Term Deal
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Derek Madden
Cumulus signs KXXR-FM (93X) Minneapolis Program Director Derek Madden to a long-term deal. In addition to his role as 93X PD, Madden will continue in his role as Corporate Programmer/Rock and Alternative. Madden joined 93X in March, 2015. Prior to that, he was PD for KLOS-FM/Los Angeles. Previously, he served as PD at More

Heather Gersten APD at Lite Rock 105/Providence RI
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Heather Gersten
Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Heather Gersten to Assistant Program Director for Lite Rock 105/WWLI-FM in Providence, RI. In addition to her new role, Gersten will continue as Co-Host of "Heather & Steve," morning show, a position she has held for the past 14 years. In addition to her APD and morning show More

Cumulus Ups John Shomby to WKDF/Nashville PD
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John Shomby
Cumulus Media elevates 43-year programming vet John Shomby to Program Director of Country WKDF-FM (NASH FM 103.3) in Nashville. This new post is in addition to the NASH Director of Programming position he has held with Cumulus Media for the past year and half. Shomby joined the company in February, 2016 and previously he was More

Mike Bell Appointed WEAS (E93)/Savannah PD
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Mike Bell
Cumulus Media appoints 15-year radio veteran Mike Bell (aka Big Mike) as Program Director for WEAS-FM (E93)/Savannah, GA. Bell moves to the mainstream Urban outlet from the company's co-owned cluster in Florence, SC, where he is currently Program Director for Urban WYNN-FM. Prior to joining Cumulus, he held Assistant Program More

WHLZ Turns On the Hot AC in Florence, SC
After a weekend of stunting with "The Wheel of Decades," playing music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's in hourly rotation by decade, Cumulus' WHLZ in Florence, SC, debuted its new Hot AC format on Monday, April 17, 2017, with the launch of Q100.5, the Pee Dee's Best Music. Changing the call letters to WQPD, the station More

iHM/Baton Rouge Names Brittany Tully as WYNK PD
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Brittany Tully
iHeartMedia Baton Rouge appoints Brittany Tully as Program Director for Country WYNK-FM, effective April 17. Tully will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of WYNK and its station lineup that includes "The Bobby Bones Show" and Baton Rouge air personality Austin James. Previously, she was Assistant Program Director, More

WO Adds Syndicated Esports ''Checkpoint Radio''
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Westwood One inks a new partnership with Checkpoint Radio, the first syndicated radio show dedicated to the world of esports. Checkpoint Radio features esports insights, news, interviews, and updates designed specifically for the video game and esports fan. Life long gamers Nate Bender, Robbie Landis, Norris Howard and Joe More

WABC/New York Adds ''House Smarts'' to Weekends
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Lou Manfredini
WABC-AM/New York announces the addition of "House Smarts with Lou Manfredini" to the Saturday morning lineup at 7am. The show is hosted by home improvement expert Lou Manfredini who brings his experience as an NBC "Today Show" home improvement contributor and construction contractor to the show every week. He's been a home More

Mike Lindsley Receives NYSB Excellence Award
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Mike Lindsley
Cumulus Media announces that Mike Lindsley, afternoon host of Sports WSKO-AM (The Score 1260) Syracuse, NY, has been honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with an Excellence In Broadcasting Award (Medium Market) for Best Sportscast. Since December 2013, Lindsley has hosted "In The Cell With ML" weekdays from More

Cumulus Media Sets Annual Meeting of Stockholders
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The 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Cumulus Media Inc., a Delaware corporation, will be held in New York on May 18 at 8am to, among other things, elect seven directors to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are elected and qualified. Holders will also vote to approve, on an More

Cumulus Ups McVay, Milner and Walker to EVP
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Cumulus Media promotes three executives to newly-created Executive VP posts. Senior VP/Content & Programming Mike McVay is upped to to Executive VP/Content & Programming, while Senior VP/Operations Dave Milner has been promoted to Executive VP/Operations. Additionally, Senior VP/Operations Bob Walker has been promoted More

Cumulus Ups Rebecca Kaplan to Dallas Marketing Dir.
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Rebecca Kaplan
Cumulus Media promotes veteran marketing talent Rebecca Kaplan to the newly created position of Marketing Director for the company's seven radio outlets in Dallas. Kaplan retains her position as Promotions Director of co-owned KSCS-FM (New Country 96.3) and KPLX-FM (99.5 The Wolf), a post she's held since 2015. Prior to joining More

Jeff Lyon Joins Cumulus/Abilene as VP/Market Mgr.
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Jeff Lyon
Cumulus Media appoints veteran radio broadcaster Jeff Lyon as VP/Market Manager for its four-station group in Abilene, TX. He joins the company from Townsquare Media, where he was President/Chief Revenue Officer for its four stations in Victoria, TX, for 21 years. Prior to that, he was VP/General Manager for Sierra Industries' More

Cumulus/Nashville Ups Liggett to GSM Music Stations
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Cumulus Media/Nashville promotes Lori Tournay Liggett to General Sales Manager of its music stations including Country WKDF-FM and WSM-FM, in addition to Urban AC WQQK-FM. Liggett is a 27-year radio promotions, sales and management vet. She joined Cumulus Nashville in 2015 as GSM for WQQK. Prior to that, she was with CBS Radio More

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