Cumulus Media Taps Todd Cavanah as Program Director for Chicago Classic Hits Powerhouse WLS-FM

CHICAGO, IL – October 23, 2023 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS)announces that it has appointed Todd Cavanah as Program Director for 94.7 WLS-FM in Chicago, Cumulus Media’s biggest Classic Hits station. Cavanah joins Cumulus Media and WLS-FM after 33 years at Audacy CHR B96/WBBM-FM in Chicago, where he was named Program Director in 1993. He also served as VP/Programming for CBS Radio Chicago and Audacy Chicago and programmed Country station, US 99/WUSN-FM, Classic Hits station, 104.3 K-Hits/WJMK-FM, and Classic Hip Hop station, 104.3 Jams/WBMX-FM. Prior to Chicago, Cavanah held positions at KTRS-FM in Casper, WY, KRXY-FM in Denver, CO, and at Elektra Records.

Marv Nyren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Chicago, said: “Having an experienced and talented Program Director like Todd Cavanah join 94.7 WLS-FM and the Cumulus Chicago team is a perfect fit. Todd’s track record of success in Chicago is second to none and his presence is already being felt in the hallways. Todd’s impact with our amazing on-air talent and entire station positions us for success for years to come.”

Todd Cavanah said: “It is an honor to Program the legendary WLS-FM in the city that I have called home since 1987. When I first spoke to Marv Nyren and Brian Phillips about this job, I knew Cumulus and 94.7 were a perfect fit for me. Their support for this amazing brand is refreshing and I look forward to elevating WLS-FM and taking these call letters to the top of the ratings.”  

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