Cumulus Media’s Grand Rapids Classic Rock Station 97 WLAV-FM Taps Gregg Henson as Morning Show Co-Host

Henson Comes Home to Michigan in Time for the Holidays, Joining Co-Host Michelle McKormick and Travis Gibbs on WLAV’s “Michelle and Gregg With Travis”

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – DECEMBER 7, 2022 – CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed well-known former Detroit radio personality Gregg Henson as On-Air Co-Host, Mornings, on heritage Classic Rock station 97 WLAV-FM (96.9) in Grand Rapids, MI. Henson joins renowned West Michigan personality Michelle McKormick and audience favorite, Travis Gibbs, on WLAV weekdays from 5:30am-10:00am on the newly-named Michelle and Gregg With Travis show.

Hailing from Troy, MI, Henson started his career at Classic Rock WCSX-FM in Detroit, and six years later, he headed to Detroit’s Sports Talk WDFN-AM as Director of Programming and Morning Show Host. In the early 2000’s, Henson moved to Detroit’s Talk WKRK-FM and created a ground-breaking hybrid FM ‘Hot Talk’ show, Motor City Middays, with Michelle McKormick. His radio career then took him to stations in Austin, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Dallas, TX, and Pittsburgh, PA, in roles including On-Air Personality, Operations Manager, and Program Director. Henson returns to Michigan from Richmond, VA, after a successful run at heritage News/Talk station, WRVA.

Lori Bennett, Operations Manager, Cumulus West Michigan, said: “With the 50th anniversary of WLAV next year, it’s thrilling to have an innovator like Gregg join us in bringing the station to the next generation of Classic Rock fans. We know the killer chemistry he’s enjoyed best with Michelle McKormick, and paired with the comedic timing of Travis Gibbs, Mornings on WLAV will be transcendent and almost criminally funny.”

Derek J. Falter, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus West Michigan, commented: “Behind Gregg’s hardcore Rock roots and razor-sharp wit is a dedicated community leader and passionate advocate of the audio industry. We look forward to Gregg’s contributions to the next incredible chapter in the history of one of the country’s greatest Classic Rock stations.”

Henson remarked: “Returning home to Michigan to work with Michelle McKormick and Cumulus is very exciting for me and my family. We’re beyond happy with our next adventure.”

Michelle McKormick, Co-Host, Michelle and Gregg With Travis, added: “This idiot. AGAIN. Kidding! I am beyond excited to begin another epic chapter with Gregg at WLAV along with the best team in the business.”

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