Cumulus Media Appoints Justin Schaflander as Vice President of Sales for Atlanta Market

ATLANTA, GA – January 4, 2024 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Justin Schaflander as Vice President of Sales for Cumulus Atlanta. Schaflander joins Cumulus Media from Good Karma Brands/ESPN Los Angeles, where he was Director of Sales for two years. Prior to that, Schaflander was with iHeartMedia for 13 years and was Region President over Atlanta/Georgia markets, Market President – Atlanta, and Vice President of Sales – Atlanta. In his new role with Cumulus Atlanta, Schaflander will report to Melissa Forrest, Vice President/Market Manager.

Melissa Forrest, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Atlanta, said: “This is the second time Justin and I have had the opportunity to work together. He is one of the strongest sales leaders I have ever had the benefit of partnering with. I look forward to maximizing the growth of our great stations and team.”

Justin Schaflander commented: “It is an amazing day when you can both return to your home and reunite with one of your mentors simultaneously! I would like to thank Dave Milner and Melissa Forrest for this opportunity to head Sales for Cumulus Atlanta and its heritage brands. Something special is in the air – I can feel it!”

Cumulus Media owns and operates four popular radio stations in the Atlanta market, including: New Country 101.FIVE/WKHX-FM (Country); 99X/WNNX-FM (Classic Rock); Q99.7/WWWQ-FM (CHR); and OG 97.9/WWWQ-H3 (Urban/Classic Hip Hop).

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 403 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.