Cynthia Alston Bell, Community Leader and Senior Marketing Consultant for Cumulus Media in Charleston, to Receive Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait Award for Outstanding Service to the Community

CHARLESTON, SC – JANUARY 10, 2023 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Cynthia Alston Bell, Senior Marketing Consultant for Cumulus Media in Charleston, SC, has been selected to receive a Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait Award for 2023, recognizing outstanding service to the community. State Representative Wendell Gilliard established the Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait Awards in 1998 to recognize local community leaders who exercise the values and spirit of community service embodied by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

State Representative Gilliard will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy of service as he honors Bell and her fellow Portrait Award recipients on Tuesday, January 24th at 11:00am at the Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, in downtown Charleston. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait Awards will include local school, community, city, and state officials.

Bell, a 33-year sales and marketing executive for Cumulus Charleston, has a passion for helping others, with a focus on helping the underserved in her community. Bell is a member and former President of the Summerville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Regional Coordinator of the Arts and Letters Committee for the South Atlantic Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and currently serves as a member of the Auxiliary to the Charleston Country Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association. She is also an Advisory Board member of Black Expo, Marketing Coordinator for Closing the Gap in Healthcare, Inc., an Honorary Commander for Joint Base Charleston, and Chair of the Board of Trustees at Central Missionary Baptist Church in Summerville. In addition, Bell has served as a member of the Boards of Trustees for community organizations including the Charleston Trident Urban League, My Sister’s House, and the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Bell was also previously First Vice-President for the Coalition of Minority Leaders in Higher Education. A popular local inspirational speaker, Bell is a native of Givhans, SC, and holds a B.S. degree in Social Welfare/Sociology from South Carolina State University. She is married to Dr. Thaddeus John Bell and has one child, Taylor Alston.

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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