Jimmy Steele Heads to Indy as Newly Named Program Director for Cumulus Media’s WZPL-FM/99.5 ZPL

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, March 23, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Jimmy Steele as Program Director for Indianapolis Top 40 station, WZPL-FM/99.5 ZPL. Steele joins Cumulus Indianapolis from Cumulus Mobile, AL, where he has been Operations Manager for the five-station cluster, Program Director of Cumulus Mobile’s Top 40 station WABD-FM and News/Talk station WXQW-AM since 2017. Steele makes the move to Indianapolis and WZPL-FM on Monday, April 18th.

Prior to joining Cumulus Media, Steele held Operations Manager positions for iHeartMedia clusters in Ocean City, MD, Columbus, OH, and San Diego, CA, and has programmed Top 40 stations in multiple markets, including Nashville, TN, Buffalo, NY, and Madison, WI.

Christopher “Boomer” Layfield, Operations Manager, Cumulus Indianapolis, said: “There was huge interest in this position, and I spoke with a number of qualified programmers, but Jimmy stood out from the start. His programming portfolio of experience is loaded with wins and a successful history of working with top-tier talent across the country. His reverence for ZPL’s iconic standing in the market, combined with his passion for making great radio and his distinct vision of how to elevate and amplify the ZPL brand on-air, online, in the community and across social media, make him the ideal choice to become our next Program Director.”

Steele commented: “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Cumulus Indianapolis family and to work alongside the highly committed and talented team at 99.5 ZPL. Thank you to Boomer, Chuck Fredrick, Doug Hamand, Louie Diaz and John Dimick for the amazing opportunity.”

For more information or to stream 99.5 ZPL, visit: https://www.wzpl.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 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, lisa@dollcomm.com.