Buck Reising’s Star Rises in Nashville, as 104.5 The Zone Doubles Down on Popular Midday Sports/Talk Host

Reising Can Be Heard On-Air and On Demand, Through “The Buck Reising Show” and on His Podcast for NFL Fans, “The Install Live” With Greg Cosell

NASHVILLE, TN – March 5, 2024 — 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM, Cumulus Media’s premier live and local Sports Talk radio station serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee, announces that it has re-signed Buck Reising, On-Air Host, Middays, to a multi-year extension. Reising will continue his successful run with 104.5 The Zone as host of “The Buck Reising Show,” airing Monday through Friday from 10:00am-1:00pm. Reising can also be heard on demand, as Host of the popular 104.5 The Zone podcast for NFL fans, “The Install Live” with Executive Producer and Co-Host, Greg Cosell, as well as additional on-demand audio and other content he creates with the station’s partnership with A to Z Sports.

Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Nashville, said: “In the heart of Middle Tennessee, where sports pulse through our veins, we proudly announce the contract extension for our dynamic midday host, Buck Reising. Our airwaves resonate with the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and the unwavering passion of fans. As the must-listen sports station, we’re more than a frequency; we’re the heartbeat of every game, every play, and every championship.”

Warren continued: “From 104.5 The Zone to Zone TV on YouTube and Twitch, we’re omnipresent—delivering sports content to fans wherever they are. Our commitment echoes across stadiums, living rooms, and mobile screens. We’re not just where sports happen; we’re where they’re consumed, dissected, and celebrated. Our on-air hosts? They’re the MVPs—the ones who bring the juice, the stats, and the stories. We scout the best talent, hand them the mic, and watch them weave magic. They’re the playmakers, the analysts, and the voices that echo in car rides, office cubicles, and late-night chats… So here’s to our midday maestro, Buck Reising, extending his symphony of sports knowledge. Buck’s voice, like a rally cry, challenging and uniting fans across the sports landscape. And as we raise our mics high, we pledge to keep the adrenaline flowing, the debates fiery, and the victories sweet. Cheers to our all the 104.5 The Zone hosts, the embodiment of sports passion, and to the future—where every game is a story waiting to be told.”

Paul Mason, Program Director, 104.5 The Zone, added: “We are pumped to announce that on-air host, Buck Reising, has agreed to a multi-year deal keeping him on-air weekdays on 104.5 The Zone and Zone TV. Buck is a dynamic and engaging host who always captivates the audience with his charisma and talent. He is also a great team player who fits well into our entire line-up. Buck is equal parts polarizing and likable, which makes him a unique and unforgettable host. We are thrilled to have him continue 104.5 The Zone – Zone TV – Zone Podcasts with us.”

Buck Reising commented: “I’m so grateful to The Zone and Cumulus for believing in and investing in Lucas, Jackson and me. We could not be happier to continue to do the show for such an incredibly supportive audience and the city that we love. We’re just getting started.”

104.5 The Zone brings it all together – on-air, streaming, on-demand, on Zone TV, at live events, and through expanded sports coverage and entertainment through the station’s content partnership with A to Z Sports – to deliver the best live and local sports content to fans wherever they are and whenever they want it.

For more information or to stream 104.5 The Zone, visit: https://1045thezone.com. Listen to “The Install Live” podcast and additional on-demand audio from Buck Reising at: https://www.1045thezone.com/buckreising/.

About 104.5 THE ZONE/WGFX-FM

104.5 The Zone is Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s premier live and local sports station and brand.  WGFX is the Flagship home for the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville affiliate for University of Tennessee Volunteers. 104.5 The Zone’s LIVE and LOCAL Mon-Fri 6AM-7PM lineup is simply unmatched. Starting with recently retired 11-year NFL offensive lineman and Vol for Life Ramon Foster, Kayla Anderson, and Will Boling from 6-10am. They are followed by Buck Reising, who is one of the best in covering the Titans and will bring a perspective not heard before on WGFX from 10AM-1PM. Former Titans All-Pro Safety Blaine Bishop then teams with Mickey Ryan on the Blaine and Mickey Show from 1-3P. Blaine and Mickey have a unique chemistry and cover the teams you care about through multiple lenses. Brent Dougherty, Dawn Davenport, and Ron Slay bring you home on 3HL from 3-7PM. Brent is known as The Mayor of Middle Tennessee Sports and literally knows everyone in Nashville’s sports scene. Dawn Davenport is seen every Saturday on the College Football sidelines. The relationships and knowledge she has within the SEC are huge assets for 104.5 The Zone listeners. Ron Slay is an SEC Player of the year for the Tennessee Volunteers Men’s Basketball team and is a beloved natural entertainer. The chemistry between the 3 is lightening in a bottle! WGFX is also known for being everywhere! From our remote broadcasts, High School Football broadcasts, on-demand audio, podcasts, and social media presence and 104-5 The Zone TV, it is our goal to bring the content to you, the 104.5 The Zone listener! For more information visit https://1045thezone.com.

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 405 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 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 9,500 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 www.cumulusmedia.com.

Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084, lisa@dollcomm.com.