Cumulus Media’s 1280 WNAM Signs Exclusive Long-Term Deal as Radio Broadcast Home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

2022 Marks 1280 WNAM’s 13th Season as the Destination Station for Timber Rattlers Baseball Play-by-Play

OSHKOSH, WI, February 14, 2022 – Cumulus Media announces that it has entered into an exclusive long-term agreement for its Appleton-Oshkosh, WI, AM station 1280 WNAM to remain the official radio broadcast home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. 2022 will be the 13th season that the Timber Rattlers have been broadcast on WNAM, with 23-year play-by-play voice Chris Mehring calling the action.

The Timber Rattlers are the High-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play their home games at Appleton’s Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium.

In addition to the radio broadcast on 1280 AM, fans can also hear the games on the free WNAM smartphone app as well as the iHeartRadio, Audacy and TuneIn apps and at

John W. Rowe, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Appleton-Oshkosh, said: “Cumulus Appleton-Oshkosh is proud to be the radio home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball for the 2022 season and beyond. Our partnership began in 2009 and continues to flourish by thrilling audiences with the area’s hottest spectator event!”

Brian Davis, Operations Manager, Cumulus Appleton-Oshkosh, commented: “We’re thrilled to continue the partnership between two northeast Wisconsin institutions – the Timber Rattlers and 1280 WNAM. It’s great to know that when WNAM celebrates its’ 75th birthday in May, it’ll be with the sound of Rattler baseball coming out of the speakers.”

Steve Edwards, 1280 WNAM Program Director, added: “Summer and baseball simply go together, and 1280 WNAM is happy to provide northeast Wisconsin with the play-by-play of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers!”

“WNAM has been a great home for Timber Rattlers baseball for well over ten years and we are excited to see that continue,” said Timber Rattlers President and CEO, Rob Zerjav. “Their radio group has been a pleasure to work with and the strength of their radio signal allows fans from anywhere in Northeastern Wisconsin to tune in and listen.”

WNAM is also the Fox Valley’s home for relaxing favorites from the 1950s through today. In addition to 1280 WNAM, Cumulus Media owns and operates four other Appleton-Oshkosh radio stations, including: Alternative “96.9 The Fox” WWWX, Classic Hits 103.9 WVBO, Country 99.5 WPKR and News/Talk 93.9 & 1490 WOSH-AM.

About Cumulus Media

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