Cumulus Media Appoints John Toohey As Vice President, Finance

ATLANTA, GA, September 16, 2019 – Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ:CMLS) announces that it has appointed media finance executive John Toohey as Vice President, Finance for the Company. His new role includes financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and special projects. He will report directly to John Abbot, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Cumulus Media and will be based in New York City and Atlanta.

Toohey joins Cumulus Media following 12 years with Charter Communications and its predecessor, Time Warner Cable (TWC), where he was most recently Group Vice President, Media Sales Finance, Spectrum Reach. In addition to his tenure at Charter/TWC, Toohey’s broad media finance background includes five years with NBC, seven years with CBS, and four years with Cablevision. Toohey holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

John Abbot, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Cumulus Media, said: “John Toohey is a high caliber professional who brings deep and relevant experience to Cumulus. We are very excited to add such a strong player to the finance and accounting team.” Toohey said: “I am pleased to join Cumulus Media and to come full circle, having started my media career at WHRB-FM, Harvard’s student radio station. I am excited to work with John Abbot and the rest of the incredible team at Cumulus.”

About Cumulus Media

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 ownedand-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 American 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 local impact and national reach through on-air, digital, mobile, and voice-activated media solutions, as well as access to integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, 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

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