Cumulus Media Appoints Mike “Killabrew” Mondell as Program Director for Classic Hits Radio Station WJJK-FM and Rock Station WNDX-FM in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, April 25, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Mike “Killabrew” Mondell as Program Director for Indianapolis Classic Hits radio station WJJK-FM and Rock station WNDX-FM. The appointment is effective Monday, May 9, 2022.

Mondell joins Cumulus Indianapolis after a notable run with iHeartMedia, where he served as Director of Rock Programming for the Washington, D.C., cluster and, more recently, as Senior Vice President of Programming for the company’s Indianapolis group. Earlier stops in Mondell’s career include Program Director positions in Tampa and Des Moines with oversight of multiple stations in each market.

“WJJK is already a market-leading, ratings-winning and revenue-generating radio staple in this town and the recent uptick of ratings success for WNDX is exciting to see,” said Christopher “Boomer” Layfield, Operations Manager, Cumulus Indianapolis. “Installing an experienced and dynamic programming leader with Mike’s expertise is a huge win for these stations. He’s got an infectious passion for creating great radio and a clear strategy to expand our footprint in the social and digital spheres, while also elevating our NTR game, all for the benefit of our listeners and advertisers. It’s a thrill to add him to our programming roster.”

Mondell commented: “I’m ecstatic to be joining the incredible team and exceptional line-up of powerful brands at Cumulus Indianapolis! A huge thanks to Chuck Fredrick, Boomer, Dave Milner, Doug Hamand, Troy Hanson, and Jon Laing for their passion, vision, and trust. I can’t wait to lead WJJK and WNDX for years to come.”

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 more than 9,500 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


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