Cumulus Media Taps Aaron Zytle as Program Director and Morning Host for Lake Charles Country Station 96.1 KYKZ-FM

LAKE CHARLES, LA – October 19, 2022 – CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed Aaron “AZ” Zytle as Program Director for Country radio station 96.1 KYKZ-FM in Lake Charles, LA. Zytle will also be heard on the station from Monday through Friday as On-Air Host, Mornings, from 6:00am-10:00am. Lytle has over 30 years’ experience in radio programming and was most recently Brand Manager and Morning Host for Country-formatted KUSJ-FM in Killeen, TX.

Elizabeth Blackstock, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Lake Charles/Beaumont, said: “We are pleased to have Aaron join our Cumulus team in Lake Charles. He has programmed Country, Rock and Alternative stations and is a great fit for our cluster and for KYKZ 96.1 FM, where he will also be heard in Mornings. Aaron has a passion for radio and for getting out in the community with our clients and listeners.”

Aaron Zytle commented: “I am excited to start a new chapter in my radio career programming KYKZ in Lake Charles. Great city, great food, and great Country music… What more could I ask for?”

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Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084,