Turn It UP! Cumulus Abilene’s KTLT-FM Flips From Sports Talk to Rock as the All-New 98.1 The Phantom

ABILENE, TX, January 18, 2021 — CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has launched 98.1 The Phantom (KTLT-FM), a new Rock radio station for Abilene, TX’s Rock music fans. Previously programmed as a Sports Talk station, 98.1 The Phantom debuted on Friday, January 15th, and fittingly, kicked off at midnight with Metallica’s cover of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page”. KTLT-FM’s new name, “The Phantom”, is a tribute to local landmark Fort Phantom Hill Lake.

Paula Divello, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Abilene, said: “We are excited to provide Abilene and the Big Country with a brand new Rock station. The Phantom will provide fans with current Rock artists like Shinedown and Disturbed, laced with 90’s and 2000’s mega bands such as Metallica and Foo Fighters. It will be a game changer for local rock fans and our clients.” 

98.1 The Phantom also launched a new website at: www.981ThePhantom.com.

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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 416 owned-and-operated stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, 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 as 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.