105.9 WMAL Debuts New Morning Show Co-Hosts Today on “O’Connor and Company”

Host Larry O’Connor Joined by Amber Athey, Julie Gunlock and Patrice Onwuka Weekday Mornings from 5-9AM

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2022 – Cumulus Media announces that it has tapped a new slate of co-hosts joining Host Larry O’Connor on 105.9 WMAL’s popular morning show, O’Connor and Company. Amber Athey, Washington Editor at The Spectator, Julie Gunlock, Director of the Center for Progress and Innovation at Independent Women’s Forum, and Patrice Onwuka, political commentator and Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum, debut today on 105.9 WMAL, and can be heard on O’Connor and Company Monday through Friday from 5:00am-9:00am. Athey, Gunlock and Onwuka have been well-received by 105.9 WMAL listeners as guest-hosts on the show in recent months.

Bill Hess, WMAL Program Director, said: “We are excited to welcome these fresh voices to WMAL. Their varied life experiences, chemistry with Larry and with each other, and opinions on the issues of the day serve to create compelling content each weekday morning.”

Larry O’Connor, Host of O’Connor and Company, commented: “Having a daily conversation with Julie, Amber and Patrice about what matters most to the people of our community is an absolute pleasure. From the halls of the Capitol to the vital debates at our local school boards, these intelligent and engaging women bring insights and humor that represent the best of Washington. It’s a genuine honor to team up with them every morning on WMAL.”

O’Connor made the move back to morning drive – a slot he filled on WMAL from 2012 – 2016, after spending five years in afternoon drive. Listen to O’Connor and Company on 105.9 WMAL, via smart speakers, and on the WMAL app. For more information, visit: www.wmal.com.

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 410 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.


Bill Hess at Bill.Hess@cumulus.com or Marketing Director Tim Yorro at Tim.Yorro@cumulus.com.