Cumulus Media Appoints Popular Shreveport Radio Personality Jay Whatley as On-Air Host, Afternoon Drive, for Q97.3/KQHN-FM

SHREVEPORT, LA, May 9, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Shreveport native Jay Whatley as On-Air Host, Afternoons, on Hot AC station Q97.3 (KQHN-FM) in Shreveport. Whatley has been a fixture on Shreveport radio for almost 15 years and joins Q97.3 from KRUF-FM. He is also the emcee for the Shreveport Mudbugs hockey team and has won several “Locals Love Us” awards as best radio personality in Shreveport. Whatley can now be heard on Q97.3 Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Tish Boden, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Shreveport, said: “Team Cumulus Shreveport is so excited to have Jay Whatley join our team! He is loved in the market, and he is a great talent. I look forward to Jay Whatley’s success on Q97.3 in the afternoons and with Cumulus.”

Jay Michaels, Operations Manager, Cumulus Shreveport, commented: “For the last few years, I’ve been impressed with Jay Whatley’s work and talent in the market. The Q97.3 audience already knows and loves him, and I’m glad he’s gone from competitor to being part of our radio family.”

Jay Whatley remarked: “I’m thrilled to join the incredible team at Cumulus Media in Shreveport! The entire cluster has welcomed me with open arms, and after spending nearly half my life on the air across the street, I can’t possibly express how much that means to me. Q97.3 has grown into such a beloved radio station in Shreveport, much due to Jay Michaels leadership. Simply put, this in an incredibly fun radio station to call home, and I can’t wait to see what we can do together!”

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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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