Paul Mason to Head Programming Operations for Titans Radio

NASHVILLE, TN, August 10, 2021 – CUMULUS MEDIA announces that Paul Mason has been appointed to lead Programming Operations for Titans Radio for Cumulus Nashville. Mason will continue to serve Cumulus Nashville in his existing role as Program Director for 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM, the unrivaled leader in Nashville and Middle Tennessee sports audio. The appointment comes on the heels of CUMULUS MEDIA’s multi-year partnership extension with the Tennessee Titans, designating 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM as the official radio broadcasting home of the Tennessee Titans and Titans Radio. Longtime Executive Producer, Rhett Bryan, remains in his role with Titans Radio. Mason will continue to report to Charlie Cook, Vice President of Programming Operations for Cumulus Nashville.

Mason joined 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM in April 2020 and has guided the station through the early days of COVID surges, roster changes, original podcast developments, online content partnerships, and the successful launch of The Zone TV. Under his leadership, Mason has successfully led the station through line-up changes including pairing Ramon Foster with Jason Martin in Morning Drive, adding popular podcast talent Buck Reising in Middays, bringing Mickey Ryan and Blaine Bishop to early Afternoons, and tapping newcomer Ron Slay to join Dawn Davenport and Brent Dougherty in Afternoon Drive.

Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Nashville said: “From the beginning, we were seeking a creative visionary with a passion for sports entertainment to lead 104.5 The Zone, the dominant sports destination in Middle Tennessee. Clearly, Paul has stepped into that role and done exceptional work. Adding programming operations oversight to Titans Radio is a natural next step for Paul and we are confident he’ll continue to deliver the best live and local sports content to fans on both WGFX and Titans Radio.” 

Charlie Cook, Vice President of Programming Operations, Cumulus Nashville, commented: “I believe what Allison and I appreciate about Paul is that he came into the station with a vision for our success and he followed the plan every week he has been here, and we are now seeing the plan come to fruition.”

Paul Mason, Programming Operations, Titans Radio, and 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM, remarked: “I am excited to work with this amazing group of broadcasters. Mike Keith, Coach Dave McGinnis, Executive Producer Rhett Bryan, and the entire Titans Radio team are among the best in sports, and I’m humbled to be a part of it. I also want to thank Allison Warren and Charlie Cook for their confidence in me.”

For more information or to stream 104.5 The Zone, visit: https://1045thezone.com.

ABOUT 104.5 THE ZONE/WGFX-FM

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 media, advertising, and marketing services 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 413 owned-and-operated radio 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 the CUMULUS Podcast Network, 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.