Cumulus Media Names Michelle Matthews as Program Director for 96.3 WDVD-FM in Detroit

DETROIT, MI – July 31, 2023 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Michelle Matthews as Program Director for Hot AC station 96.3 WDVD-FM in Detroit.

Matthews was previously Operations Manager/Brand Manager for Saga Communications in Columbus, OH, and brings 30 years’ experience in radio programming and operations to Cumulus Media. Prior to that, she was Digital Program Director for Classic Hits station KLOU-FM in St. Louis, MO. She was also Regional Programming Manager, Omaha/Wichita/Sioux City for Clear Channel/iHeartMedia, and Operations Manager for Clear Channel/iHeartMedia’s five station group in Omaha, NE.

Steve Finateri, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Detroit/Ann Arbor, said: “We are so excited to have Michelle aboard. She brings a new kind of energy to our team which I’m sure will be felt by the loyal WDVD listening audience. She has an impeccable track record for success which I know will continue for a very long time in Detroit.” 

”Michelle Matthews commented: “How lucky am I??? Super excited to work with a dream team at Cumulus Media and WDVD. Fun begins now!”

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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

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