Ryan Fox Comes Home to Cumulus DFW’s 99.5 The Wolf/KPLX-FM as Morning Co-Host

Fox Joins On-Air Host Tara on “The Wake Up With The Wolf Show” Weekdays From 5:30am-10:00am

DALLAS, TX – SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Ryan Fox as Morning Co-Host for Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Country radio station 99.5 The Wolf/KPLX-FM. Fox joins Tara, Host of The Wake Up With The Wolf Show, beginning Monday, September 12, 2022, and will be heard weekday mornings from 5:30am-10:00am. This marks a return to the station for Fox, who was Afternoon Co-Host on 99.5 The Wolf from 2005-2011.

Fox heads to 99.5 The Wolf from Cumulus Media’s Westwood One, where he most recently served as Afternoon Drive Host on the Hot Country format, after having served for eight years as Morning Host on that format, airing on more than 150 stations across the U.S. Prior to Westwood One, Ryan was Morning Host at Los Angeles, CA, Country station KKGO-FM. Fox, a native Texan who grew up in the DFW area, is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Radio is in his blood, as his grandfather owned radio stations in Oklahoma where Fox first got the bug, spending many summers there learning the business.  

Mike Preston, KPLX-FM Program Director, said: “We’re thrilled to add another true Texan to the Wolf team. Ryan’s market knowledge, love of Country music and skill as a great broadcaster will make him the perfect co-host of our show.” 

Ryan Fox commented: “I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to have this opportunity to have FUN every morning alongside a true talent like Tara. She is a longtime friend, and a caring, strong, opinionated woman and mother, who I’ve always thought of very highly.”

For more information and to stream 99.5 The Wolf, visit: https://www.995thewolf.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 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 www.cumulusmedia.com.


Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084, lisa@dollcomm.com.