Cumulus Media Announces New Starting Lineup for Mornings on Nashville Sports Talk Station 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM

Popular TV Sports Anchor Kayla Anderson and Local Sports Broadcasting Phenom Will Boling to Join Former NFL Offensive Lineman and Vol for Life Ramon Foster as Morning Co-Hosts

NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 4, 2022 — 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM, Cumulus Media’s premier live and local Sports Talk radio station serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee, announces that it will bring together an exciting new team of popular sports broadcasters to kick off mornings on the station. Joining 104.5 The Zone favorite, Ramon Foster – the recently retired 11-year NFL offensive lineman and Vol for Life – as Morning Co-Hosts are Kayla Anderson and Will Boling. The new morning show will debut on 104.5 The Zone on (October 5th) from 6:00am-10:00am.

Kayla Anderson is a familiar face with Nashville sports fans and joins 104.5 The Zone from Nashville’s News 2 TV, where she has been a sports anchor, reporter, and digital contributor for six years. Anderson will take her passion for Nashville sports into the locker room to tell the human stories behind the headlines and scores for Nashville’s favorite teams, matchups, and players. She will continue to do freelance reports for News 2. Before landing in Music City, Anderson spent three years in Columbus, OH, where she covered everything from Ohio State’s 2014 National Championship to the Cleveland Indians’ run in the 2016 World Series. She started her broadcasting career as a news/sports reporter in Bend, OR, and has covered sports in markets including her native Spokane, WA, Missoula, MT, and Tucson, AZ.

Rounding out 104.5 The Zone’s morning team is Will Boling, a lifelong Nashvillian and Tennessee Vols alum, who brings a fresh local perspective to covering the sports scene. Boling has been heard on 104.5 The Zone for four years, as the high school football announcer, Titans post-game host, and fill-in host for the station. He joined the team at 104.5 The Zone as a part-time digital producer, working his way up to head digital producer, and then to part-time host, and now makes his debut as Morning Show Co-Host. Boling discovered his love for play-by-play while still in high school in Middle Tennessee, as a commentator for Brentwood Academy football. He was also assistant broadcaster for the Tennessee Smokies (AA-Chicago Cubs).

Paul Mason, Operations Manager, Titans Radio/104-5 The Zone WGFX-FM, said: “Ramon Foster has a tremendous natural ability to connect with sports fans in morning radio, and our listeners love him. Bringing Ramon together with experienced television sports anchor and reporter Kayla Anderson and hometown broadcaster Will Boling creates a truly special dynamic that will make for some great morning sports radio!”

Ramon Foster commented: “Really looking forward to starting Nashville and Middle Tennessee mornings off right with great energy and all of your sports and entertainment needs. I’m excited to work with Kayla and Will for years to come!” 

Kayla Anderson remarked: “After spending the last 15 years in local TV covering sports, I’m thrilled to venture into Sports Talk radio, joining 104.5 The Zone in the mornings with Ramon, Will and producer Jonathan Shaffer. I’m truly looking forward to hanging with this talented crew, talking sports, interacting with the listeners, and having lots of fun doing it!”

Will Boling added: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this new morning team. It’s a dream come true to host a daily show on a station I’ve listened to my whole life, and it’s a privilege to interact with my hometown sports community that I care deeply about.”

104.5 The Zone brings it all together – on-air, streaming, on-demand, on Zone TV, at live events, and through expanded sports coverage and entertainment through the station’s content partnership with A to Z Sports – to deliver the best live and local sports content to fans wherever they are and whenever they want it.

For more information, visit: https://1045thezone.com.

About 104.5 THE ZONE/WGFX-FM

104.5 The Zone is Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s premier live and local sports station and brand.  WGFX is the Flagship home for the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville affiliate for University of Tennessee Volunteers. 104.5 The Zone’s LIVE and LOCAL Mon-Fri 6AM-7PM lineup is simply unmatched. Starting with recently retired 11-year NFL offensive lineman and Vol for Life Ramon Foster, Kayla Anderson, and Will Boling from 6-10am. They are followed by Buck Reising, who is one of the best in covering the Titans and will bring a perspective not heard before on WGFX from 10AM-1PM. Former Titans All-Pro Safety Blaine Bishop then teams with Mickey Ryan on the Blaine and Mickey Show from 1-3P. Blaine and Mickey have a unique chemistry and cover the teams you care about through multiple lenses. Brent Dougherty, Dawn Davenport, and Ron Slay bring you home on 3HL from 3-7PM. Brent is known as The Mayor of Middle Tennessee Sports and literally knows everyone in Nashville’s sports scene. Dawn Davenport is seen every Saturday on the College Football sidelines. The relationships and knowledge she has within the SEC are huge assets for 104.5 The Zone listeners. Ron Slay is an SEC Player of the year for the Tennessee Volunteers Men’s Basketball team and is a beloved natural entertainer. The chemistry between the 3 is lightening in a bottle! WGFX is also known for being everywhere! From our remote broadcasts, High School Football broadcasts, on-demand audio, podcasts, and social media presence and 104-5 The Zone TV, it is our goal to bring the content to you, the 104.5 The Zone listener! For more information visit https://1045thezone.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.

Contact:

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