Cumulus Media and Westwood One Personalities Honored With Four 2024 Gracie Awards for Outstanding Programming By, For, and About Women

ATLANTA, GA, April 3, 2024— Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation will honor four Cumulus Media and Westwood One personalities with 2024 Gracie Awards. The Gracie Awards are presented annually and recognize exemplary programming created by, for, and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. Honorees are selected in national, local, and student categories, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets in entertainment and news. This year’s content themes are centered on “Feminine Strength, both Large and Small,” highlighting impactful actions resonating on various scales.

Elaina Smith, On-Air Host of Westwood One’s nationally syndicated “Nights with Elaina,” has won a 2024 Gracie Award for Host – Night (Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial). This is Smith’s fourth Gracie Award.

Amanda Orlando, On-Air Host for Cumulus Media’s WARM 98.5/WRRM-FM in Cincinnati, OH, has won a 2024 Gracie Award for Host – Morning Drive – Medium Market (Radio – Local). This is Orlando’s third Gracie Award.

Christina Musson, On-Air Co-Host for Cumulus Media’s KMJ-AM 580/105.9 KMJ-FM in Fresno, CA, has won a 2024 Gracie Award for Co-Host – Talk/Personality – Small/Medium Market (Radio – Local). This is Musson’s second Gracie Award.

Audrey Rose, On-Air Host for Cumulus Media’s 104.1 KRBE/KRBE-FM in Houston, TX, has won a 2024 Gracie Award for Host – Non-Morning Drive – Music DJ/Personality – Major Market (Radio – Local). This is Rose’s first Gracie Award.

The distinguished 2024 Gracie Award winners also include: Michelle Obama, Glennon Doyle, Gayle King, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nicole Kidman, Angela Yee, Rachel Brosnahan, Maria Shriver, The Kelly Clarkson Show, TODAY Show, and more. At the Gracies Gala, powerful stories of triumph, civil rights activism, and cultural shifters are celebrated, embodying the spirit and courage of Gracie Allen, the namesake of these prestigious awards.

The 498h Annual Gracie Awards will be held on May 21st at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Local and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 18th at Cipriani in New York City.

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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 401 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

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