Cumulus Media Debuts 106.1 The Ticket, New Orleans’ Destination Sports/Talk Station, Featuring FOX Sports Radio and Local Sports Programming

NEW ORLEANS, LA – March 4, 2024 – Cumulus Media announces the launch of Sports/Talk station 106.1 The Ticket (WKRN-FM) in New Orleans, The new station debuted on Friday, March 1st and moves from its previous Country format to Sports/Talk programming with the addition of FOX Sports Radio’s industry-leading lineup and exciting local weekday programs.

106.1 The Ticket now features the FOX Sports Radio weekday shows including: “Two Pros and a Cup of Joe,” “The Dan Patrick Show,” “The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker,” “The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon,” and “The Ben Maller Show.” The station’s weekday lineup will also include several local programs, including: “Inside New Orleans with Eric Asher,” “All Access with Ken Trahan,” and “Nola’s Team Radio Show with Tim Duncan.” Plus, 106.1 The Ticket will broadcast FOX Sports Radio around the clock on weekends.

Pat Galloway, Regional Vice President and Market Manager, Cumulus New Orleans, said: “The love and passion of New Orleans’ sports fans is amazing. It starts in the playgrounds and ends up in the Superdome and Smoothie King Center, and now we can talk about it all the time on the all-new 106.1 The Ticket.”

Jason Ginty, Program Director, 106.1 The Ticket, commented: “New Orleans is a rabid sports town and now there is a Sports station talking sports 24/7! 106.1 The Ticket is THE go-to source for New Orleans and national sports.”

106.1 The Ticket’s weekday programming lineup features:

5:00am – 8:00am Two Pros and a Cup of Joe

8:00am – 11:00am The Dan Patrick Show

11:00am – 2:00pm Rich Eisen

2:00pm – 4:00pm The Doug Gottlieb Show   

4:00pm – 6:00pm Eric Asher

6:00pm – 7:00pm Ken Trahan              

7:00pm – 9:00pm The Odd Couple with Rob Parker & Chris Broussard

9:00pm – 1:00am The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon

1:00am – 5:00am The Ben Maller Show

For more information or to listen to 106.1 The Ticket online, please visit

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, AP News, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across more than 9,800 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, 512.633.4084,