Tennessee Titans and Cumulus Nashville Announce Multi-Year Extension of Exclusive Broadcast Agreement With 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM

Cumulus Media’s 104.5 The Zone Brings Trusted Voices, Compelling Sports Analysis and In-Depth Features to Titans Fans as the Official Flagship Station for Titans Radio

NASHVILLE, TN, July 29, 2021 — The Tennessee Titans and Cumulus’s 104.5 The Zone, the unrivaled leader in Nashville and Middle Tennessee sports audio, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year partnership extension designating 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM as the official radio broadcasting home of the Tennessee Titans and Titans Radio. The agreement extends broadcasting rights to 104.5 The Zone for Game Day Play-by-Play with Mike Keith and color analyst Dave “Coach Mac” McGinnis, including Pre- and Post-Game programming and weekly shows through the 2025 NFL Season.

In addition to Game Day coverage, 104.5 The Zone will air weekly shows throughout the season that give Titans fans access to top players and coaches via exclusive interviews, including The Mike Vrabel Show, Titans Tonight, and MAC TALK and weekly Players Shows featuring current Titans players.

Titans Radio strongholds Mike Keith and Dave “Coach Mac” McGinnis enter their fifth season together on Titans Radio. The dynamic combination of Keith, a Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer, and McGinnis, a former NFL head coach, provide Titans fans with high voltage excitement, information, and insight that are unmatched.

Gil Beverly, Senior Vice President / Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer, Tennessee Titans, said: “The Tennessee Titans and 104.5 The Zone have had a long-standing partnership and we are excited to continue with a brand that shares our vision for the Titans. The Zone has established itself as preeminent Middle Tennessee sports leader and the Titans Radio Network will continue to create an incredible offering for passionate fans across the state.”

Allison Warren, Vice President and Market Manager, Cumulus Nashville remarked: “As the predominant sports voice in Middle Tennessee, we’re proud to extend our partnership with the Tennessee Titans. We are committed to bringing 104.5 The Zone listeners and Titans fans the compelling sports content they seek.”

Paul Mason, Operations Manager/Program Director, 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM and Titans Radio Network, noted: “The Tennessee Titans and 104.5 The Zone are among the best marriages in the NFL, and we are excited to continue as the flagship station for Titans Radio. I am thrilled that our listeners will hear Mike Keith, Coach Dave McGinnis, Rhett Bryan, and Amie Wells on The Zone and on Titans Radio for years to come.”

Along with its incomparable on-air broadcasts, 104.5 The Zone brings the area’s best sports content to Nashville and Middle Tennessee sports fans through Zone TV, streaming, on-demand, live events and the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network. With expanded sports coverage and entertainment through the station’s new content partnership with A to Z Sports, 104.5 The Zone brings it all together to deliver the best live and local sports content to fans wherever they are and whenever they want it.

For more information, visit: https://1045thezone.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 415 owned-and-operated stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 7,300 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 broadcast 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.