A to Z Sports’ Titans Reporter and Host Buck Reising Joins Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone as New Midday Host

NASHVILLE, TN, March 3, 2021 — Cumulus Media announces that it has signed sports journalist Buck Reising as On-Air Host for 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM, Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s premier live and local sports station and the flagship home for the Tennessee Titans and Nashville affiliate for University of Tennessee Volunteers. Reising will be heard Monday through Friday from 10:00am-1:00pm, debuting on Wednesday, March 3rd. Reising has been a frequent guest host on WGFX, but is mostly known for his popular “615 Sessions” podcast and live weeknight show, “A to Z Sports Primetime”, heard on https://atozsportsnashville.com/.

In addition to the weekday show, Reising will be adding original podcasts, and will continue hosting his popular “615 Sessions” podcast and nightly “Primetime” show with A to Z Sports, with more collaboration between WGFX and A to Z Sports likely.

Paul Mason, Program Director, 104.5 The Zone, noted: “Buck Reising is everything you want in a talent in 2021. He has demonstrated with A to Z Sports an unmatched ability to connect with a diverse audience in the digital space. I look forward to that continuing, along with Buck’s new role on The Zone’s on-air lineup, making him the ultimate Dual-Threat in Nashville sports!”

Zach Bingham, Co-Owner and Host, A to Z Sports, commented: “We’re excited for Buck to start his new show with 104.5 The Zone.”

Austin Stanley, co-Owner and Host, A to Z Sports, added: He will continue to bring energy and plenty of Titans talk to our followers and now to The Zone’s loyal audience.”

Buck Reising remarked: “I’m incredibly excited to start this new opportunity with 104.5 The Zone. I don’t love anything the way I love this city and the people in it. The content will be different, diverse, and occupy every possible media space.”

Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager Cumulus Media-Nashville said: “Today’s announcement solidifies104.5 The Zone as Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s premier live and local sports station. Nashville and Middle Tennessee residents craving topical and relevant, opinion-driven sports talk are about to be challenged, entertained, and engaged like never before.”

For more information, visit: https://1045thezone.com and https://atozsportsnashville.com/.


104.5 The Zone is Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s premier live and local sports station and brand.  WGFX is the Flagship home for the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville affiliate for University of Tennessee Volunteers. 104.5 The Zone’s LIVE and LOCAL Mon-Fri 6AM-7PM lineup is simply unmatched. Starting with Jason Martin and recently retired 11-year NFL offensive lineman and Vol for Life Ramon Foster on J-Mart and Ramon from 6-10am. They are followed by Buck Reising, who is one of the best in covering the Titans and will bring a perspective not heard before on WGFX from 10AM-1PM. Former Titans All-Pro Safety Blaine Bishop then teams with Mickey Ryan on the Blaine and Mickey Show from 1-3P. Blaine and Mickey have a unique chemistry and cover the teams you care about through multiple lenses. Brent Dougherty and Dawn Davenport bring you home on 3HL from 3-7PM. Brent is known as The Mayor of Middle Tennessee Sports and literally knows everyone in Nashville’s sports scene. Dawn Davenport is seen every Saturday on the College Football sidelines.  The relationships and knowledge she has within the SEC are huge assets for 104.5 The Zone listeners. WGFX is also known for being everywhere! From our remote broadcasts, on-demand audio, podcasts, and social media presence, it is our goal to bring the content to you, the 104.5 The Zone listener! For more information visit https://1045thezone.com.

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 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.