Lite 105 and Cumulus Providence Welcome Matty Blake as Co-Host of “Heather & Matty” Morning Show

PROVIDENCE, RI, November 16, 2021 – Cumulus Media announces that Matty Blake joins veteran morning show host Heather Gersten on Lite 105/WWLI-FM as Co-Host of Southern New England’s newest morning show, HEATHER & MATTY. The show airs Monday through Friday from 6:00am-10:00am.

Blake is also the current host of The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down and Beyond Oak Island, two successful shows associated with the #1 rated non-scripted series on cable, The Curse of Oak Island on The History Channel. Blake has been a successful host, actor, writer, adventurer and investigator. He has done work for Golf Channel, NBC Sports, VH1, G4, Comedy Central, and has guest-starred in TV shows such as 30 ROCK, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, ALPHA HOUSE and appeared in films such as ROUGH NIGHT, HITS and the Academy Award-winning MYSTIC RIVER. 

Blake said: “My mission now is simple: To join forces with my friend Heather and spread joy wherever we can.”

“I met Matty 20 years ago at a radio station in Boston and we have wanted to partner on a show ever since, so it’s a dream come true,” said Heather Gersten, an 18-year veteran of mornings on WWLI-FM.

Matty is married with one son and has been a resident of Barrington, RI, for over seven years.

LITE 105 has been the Christmas Station for Southern New England for over 20 years and is currently playing 24/7 holiday favorites for the 2021 holiday season.

About Cumulus Media

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media 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 412 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


Mike Romano, Marketing & Promotions Director, 401-437-0799,

Mary Ellen Kachinske, Operations Manager, 401-437-0451,