Cumulus Media Welcomes Return of Will Pendarvis to Atlanta’s Legendary 99X

Pendarvis Comes Home to 99X as Afternoon Drive Personality and Assistant Program Director for the Newly Re-Launched Alternative Rock Station

ATLANTA, GA – March 31, 2023 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Atlanta Alternative Rock radio personality Will Pendarvis will return to the legendary 99X (WNNX-FM) as On-Air Host, Afternoon Drive, and Assistant Program Director, beginning Monday, April 17, 2023. Pendarvis, a cult favorite with Atlanta radio listeners, is one of the original members of the 99X on-air team that helped define Alternative Rock and a generation, launching 99X in 1992 with Sean Demery and Leslie Fram.

Pendarvis can be heard weekdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm ET on 99X, which re-launched to an appreciative audience of 99X fans in December and last month, welcomed the return of original 99X morning hosts, Leslie Fram and Steve Barnes to Mornings on 99X. Pendarvis’ Afternoon Drive program will air all-new content as well as classic segments from the legacy show. The show can also be streamed on or via the 99X app. 

Brian Philips, Chief Content Officer, Cumulus Media, said: “Will’s arrival is yet another landmark moment for the re-born 99X. Will personifies the 99X vibe, always has— he’s a soulful, one-in-a-million bundle of surreal contradictions. He is cosmically imaginative, lightning-fast with deadpan, self-deprecating humor, and of course, he’s a master class professor in all things Rock. We’ve still got a few rabbits to pull from the Original 99X hat, but securing Will’s return is as epic as anything the new station has done.”

Pendarvis commented: “Everybody knows however awesome it is to travel, nothing beats the feeling of finally getting home. In a huge sense, that is exactly what I’m doing. Going back to the people and the place that is ‘home’ for me… and I could NOT be more excited about coming home to 99X! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – happening AGAIN!”

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Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, and 512.633.4084.