Cumulus Media Stations Take Home Two 2023 Spectrum Awards From Indiana Broadcasters Association

Indianapolis Country Station 95.5 WFMS Named Station of the Year

Top 40 Station 99.5 ZPL/WZPL-FM Takes Home Best Promotional Campaign Honors for “Nikki’s Braless Summer” Benefiting Local Charity, I Support the Girls

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – OCTOBER 16, 2023 – Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Indianapolis Country station 95.5 WFMS has been honored by the Indianapolis Broadcasters Association (IBA) with a 2023 Spectrum Award for Station of the Year. 95.5 WFMS sister station 99.5 ZPL/WZPL-FM (Top 40) was awarded best Promotional Campaign for “Nikki’s Braless Summer,” sponsored by The Naked Monkey and supporting I Support the Girls Indianapolis, a nonprofit which collects donations of new/used bras and new sealed packages of feminine products and distributes them to girls and women experiencing homelessness. The IBA’s Spectrum Awards recognize the best in Indiana broadcasting from the past year.

The IBA presented the awards at the 2023 Spectrum Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony on Monday, October 2nd, at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Darlene Park, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Indianapolis, said: “Excited for our team to be recognized for all their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional content to our incredible listeners.  Serving the Indianapolis and surrounding areas is a privilege, and we are honored to receive the Station of the Year and Best Promotional Campaign Spectrum Awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association.”

Christopher “Boomer” Layfield, Operations Manager, Cumulus Indianapolis, and Program Director, 95.5 WFMS, said: “95.5 WFMS has proudly won any number of awards over the years but there’s something extra special about being recognized as “Station of the Year” by the IBA right here in central Indiana. WFMS strives to continue to be THE Country station in Indianapolis with music and personalities enjoyed by our audience and a commitment to serving our community at the station’s core. It’s an honor to win this award and I couldn’t be prouder of this talented WFMS team.”

Nikki Reed, Co-Host, Mornings, 99.5 ZPL, remarked: “I am so grateful for I Support The Girls for taking my nonsense and giving it purpose! Sometimes something great can come from just being irritated by underwire.”

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