Cumulus Media Appoints Ryan Swiger as Music Director and Afternoon Drive Host for Indy Top 40 Radio Station 99.5 WZPL

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 18, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Ryan Swiger (known on-air as “Crash”) as the new Music Director and Afternoon Drive host for Indianapolis Top 40 radio station 99.5 WZPL. Ryan will debut in Afternoons on WZPL on Thursday, September 1st, and will be heard Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

An Indiana native, Swiger joins Cumulus Indianapolis after spending more than five years with Coast Radio Group as Program Director and Afternoon Host of Top 40 radio station WZNF-FM in Gulfport, MS. Swiger previously worked in Indianapolis as on-air talent at Radio One Top 40 radio station WNOW-FM, hosting nights and then afternoons. Other stops in Swiger’s radio career include Charlotte, NC, Terre Haute, IN, and Vincennes, IN.

Jimmy Steele, WZPL Program Director, said: “Crash rose above several qualified and talented candidates. He is seasoned, battle tested, and brings the skills both as a music director and PM drive air talent. We can’t wait to welcome Crash to ‘ZPL and our Cumulus Indianapolis team!”

Swiger said: “I was fortunate to get to hone my skills at WZNF in Gulfport for the past five and a half years. I worked alongside a great staff and learned a lot. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my career, and excited to be a part of the team at WZPL in Indianapolis. Thanks to Jimmy Steele, Chuck Fredrick and all involved at Cumulus for providing me with this opportunity to develop my skills in the industry and learn from the terrific team at Cumulus!”

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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 405 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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