Walsh to Assume Newly Created Position Responsible for Local, National and Network Revenue

NEW YORK, NY, December 10, 2019 – CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has hired sales leader Brendan Walsh as SVP, Feature Sales and Marketing. In this newly created role, Walsh is responsible for managing CUMULUS MEDIA’s local and national features and Westwood One’s FYI Network.

Walsh’s impressive resume includes multi-channel leadership positions at iHeartMedia/Total Traffic Weather Network, Charter Media, and KPLR-TV/Tribune where he was responsible for new business development, revenue generation and management. He is based in St. Louis, MO, and reports to Bryan Forbes, President, National and Network Sales, CUMULUS MEDIA and Westwood One.

“Brendan is the perfect fit for this revenue growth initiative,” said Forbes. “He has a stellar track record of revenue generation, understanding a customer’s needs, building solutions that deliver ROI, and knows what it takes to win in a competitive marketplace.”

Walsh said: “I am honored to join the team and am excited for the opportunity to build a mass scale business at an organization as dynamic as CUMULUS MEDIA and its 428 radio stations and Westwood One, the largest audio network in the US.”

CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through on-air and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.

CONTACT: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for CUMULUS MEDIA, 512.633.4084, lisa@dollcomm.com.