Cumulus Media Re-Signs Charlie Cook in Long-Term Deal

NASHVILLE, TN, February 8, 2022 – Cumulus Media announces that it has re-signed Charlie Cook, Vice President of Country Music for Cumulus, in a long-term contract extension. The extension includes his role with Cumulus Nashville as Programming Operations Manager for Cumulus Nashville’s five-station cluster and as the Program Director for both 95.5 Nash Icon (WSM-FM) and 103.3 Country (WKDF.)

Brian Philips, Executive Vice President, Content and Audience, Cumulus Media, said: “Charlie Cook is a warrior who lives to lead our powerful Nashville stations, the Cumulus Country stations and the Nashville music industry. He’s a legendary programmer who serves as a wise teacher and mentor to many at Cumulus.”

Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Nashville, said: “It is always our goal that through our Program Directors and their leadership we bring thoughtful, engaging, and entertaining audio content and music to our audiences. In Charlie, we have a talented and well-respected leader that is driven to harness the very best of what Cumulus and Country music has to offer. He has a wealth of radio experience and has built an impressive track record of accomplishments.”

Charlie Cook, Programming Operations Manager, Cumulus Nashville, said: “I have had the pleasure to work as part of, and alongside, our local management team and corporate programming team, and as I continue in this role, I will do my best to help Cumulus innovate, and reach its next phase of growth. It is an exciting time to be a part of the business and realize some of the significant opportunities out there as we continue to grow our audio capabilities.”

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 406 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


Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084,