Cumulus DFW’s Janet DuPree and Donovan Lewis Honored by Radio Ink as Future African American Leaders in Radio
DALLAS, TX, March 16, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Janet DuPree, Digital Sales Manager, Cumulus Dallas-Fort Worth, and Donovan Lewis, On-Air Host of The Norm and D Invasion on Sportsradio 96.7FM/1310 AM The Ticket/KTCK-FM, have been honored by Radio Ink Magazine as Future African American Leaders in Radio. Lewis and DuPree were profiled in the March edition of Radio Ink, a monthly print and online publication serving the radio industry.
As to her success as Digital Sales Manager for Cumulus Media’s six radio stations serving Dallas-Fort Worth, DuPree said: “I believe the old saying ‘Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life’ applies to me. I’ve always enjoyed my work and interacting with advertisers and my colleagues. I’m a self-proclaimed overachiever, and I get satisfaction from tackling challenging opportunities and constantly learning something new. I love the motto of ‘Never stop being a student’.” She also noted: “Our communities are becoming more multicultural, and I believe it’s vital for our industry to be reflective of our evolving communities.”
Donovan Lewis co-hosts the popular DFW sports radio show, The Norm and D Invasion, with Norm Hitzges on KTCK The Ticket weekdays from 10:00am-Noon. Lewis and Hitzges have also co-hosted the Dallas Cowboys Postgame Show since 2007. Lewis was also co-host on BaD Radio with Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell from 2006 to 2015, after joining “The Ticket” from Cumulus sister station KDBN “93.3 The Bone.”
Lewis attributes his success in radio to several things. He said: “First, my willingness to pay my dues to learn my craft and be a good teammate. Second, my authenticity. I grew up in a family that is proud of our heritage as African Americans, and all aspects of that rich culture were always on display in our house and in the neighborhood where we lived – from the music to the dances to the slang to the literature to the swag to the resilience. I loved it all and soaked it all in and continue to embrace it. I believe all of that comes through when I am on air.”
Lewis likens his passion for radio to a favorite Maya Angelou quote, noting: “I’ll never remember all of the things that I’ve heard on radio over the course of my life, but the thing I can never forget is how radio has always made me feel. It has always left me feeling informed, entertained, engaged, current, enthused, contemplative, etc. I just love how radio makes me feel.”
CUMULUS MEDIA owns and operates six radio stations serving DFW, including: 99.5 The Wolf/KPLX-FM; WBAP-AM NewsTalk 820; Sportsradio 96.7FM/1310 AM The Ticket/KTCK-FM; Hot 93.3/KLIF-FM; New Country 96.3/KSCS-FM; KLIF 570 AM.
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 85 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 more than 9,400 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.
Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084, email@example.com.