Cumulus Media Promotes Gary Shelton (DJ Rax) to Operations Manager for Cumulus Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA – JANUARY 30, 2023 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has promoted Gary Shelton (known on-air as DJ Rax), to Operations Manager for Cumulus Savannah radio stations E93/WEAS-FM (Mainstream Urban), Magic 103.9 FM/WTYB-FM (Urban AC), Kix 96/WJCL-FM (Country) and I-95/WIXV-FM (Classic Rock). DJ Rax has served Cumulus Savannah as Program Director of Magic 103.9 FM and E93 since 2018 and will continue to program those stations. A popular Savannah radio personality, DJ Rax will also continue to be heard on E93 as Afternoon Host, airing weekdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

DJ Rax brings more than 25 years’ experience to his new role as Operations Manager for Cumulus Savannah. DJ Rax was previously Program Director of KXHT-FM in Memphis, TN, and was Operations Manager for URBan Radio Broadcasting’s three Mississippi radio stations WMSU-FM, WACR-FM, and WAJV-FM. He has been heard on radio stations in markets including Dallas, TX, and New Orleans, LA.

Eric Mastel, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Savannah, said: “This is an extremely well-earned promotion for DJ Rax. He was quick to step up and fill in when we needed an interim leader for the Operations Manager position in Savannah this past year. He is a tenured and experienced professional and is most deserving of this promotion.”

DJ Rax said: “I have enjoyed these past several months serving as Interim Operations Manager and working with the amazing Cumulus Savannah team in that capacity. I truly appreciate the opportunity to lead these great radio brands into the future as Operations Manager and look forward to creating the Coastal Empire’s best radio together.”

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 404 owned-and-operated radio stations across 85 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 9,400 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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