Cumulus Detroit News/Talk Station 760 WJR Honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters With 10 Broadcast Excellence “Best Of” Awards, Including Market One Commercial Radio Station of the Year

DETROIT, MI, April 9, 2024— Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that Detroit News/Talk station 760 WJR/WJR-AM has been named Market One Commercial Radio Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB). The station was honored with a total of 10 MAB Broadcast Excellence “Best” Awards, including Best Regularly Scheduled Broadcast Personality or Team, for 760 WJR’s “JR Afternoons with Chris Renwick” and another recognizing the station’s efforts in community involvement, along with multiple merit awards. The annual MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards gala was held on Saturday, April 6th at the Sound Board inside MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.

“Thank you to everyone associated with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for this tremendous honor,” said Ann Thomas, Program Director, 760 WJR, during her Station of the Year acceptance speech Saturday evening. “As you can imagine… because WJR is more than a hundred years old, the archives in the Golden Tower of the Fisher Building are amazing. While doing some spring cleaning the other day, I came across boxes of awards and plaques from non-profit organizations applauding our work and ‘thank you’ notes from community leaders and listeners. It reminded me that all of us here in this room stand on the shoulders of the broadcasting greats who came before us. They set the bar for excellence, and I am grateful that in 2024, the talent, producers, engineers, production, digital, and sales teams at WJR are still working to be the best in the business.”

Steve Finateri, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Detroit, commented: “What a privilege and thrill to win this award as voted by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Congratulations to the entire WJR team, who bring their “A” game to the radio station every single day, and to Ann Thomas, for WJR winning this prestigious honor in her first year as WJR Program Director!”

In addition to capturing Radio Station of the Year honors, 760 WJR received the following Broadcast Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters:


BEST: WJR-AM ~ Coverage at Michigan State University

CREDITS: Marie Osborne, Chris Renwick


BEST: WJR-AM ~ Cop Hug

CREDITS: Marie Osborne

MERIT: WJR-AM ~ Magnum PI Day

CREDITS: Marie Osborne


BEST: WJR-AM ~ WJR Streaming Promo

CREDITS: Ann Thomas, Mark Blackwell


BEST: WJR-AM ~ HealthWatch with Dick Haefner

CREDITS: Dick Haefner

MERIT: WJR-AM ~ Politics of Hate

CREDITS: Marie Osborne


MERIT: WJR-AM “’JR Morning”

CREDITS: Nick Roddy, Jaime Edmonds, Lloyd Jackson, Guy Gordon


BEST: WJR-AM ~ Michigan Panthers

CREDITS: Chris Renwick, Jehuu Caulcrick, Nick Roddy, Dan Cahillane


BEST: WJR-AM ~ WJR Christmas on Us

CREDITS: Paul W. Smith and the WJR Team


MERIT: WJR-AM ~ Lomas Brown Ring of Honor

CREDITS: Marie Osborne, Lomas Brown


BEST: WJR-AM ~ Greenways to a Growing Resurgence

CREDITS: Curtis Paul, Andrew Mullin, WJR News


MERIT: WJR-AM ~ Detroit Grand Prix Charts New Course

CREDITS: Curtis Paul, Andrew Mullin, WJR News

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is a non-profit organization that advocates for the radio and television broadcast industry. Their annual Broadcast Excellence Awards, now in its 28th year, celebrates the outstanding achievements of radio and television across the State of Michigan. 

Learn more and see the complete list of winners at

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