Cumulus Media Appoints Country Programmer Travis Daily as Vice President of Country

Daily to Oversee Content for the Company’s 55 U.S. Country Stations

ATLANTA, GA, and NASHVILLE, TN – May 13, 2024Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Travis Daily as Vice President of Country. Daily will provide content counsel for Cumulus Media’s 55 Country-formatted radio brands across the U.S. He fills the position previously held by Charlie Cook, who will depart the company on May 31st.

Daily was named Brand and Content Manager for Cumulus Media’s two Nashville Country stations last month. Daily officially assumed content responsibilities for Nashville’s 103.3 Country/WKDF-FM and 95.5 Nash Icon/WSM-FM on May 1st, after two years as Program Director for Cumulus Media’s 93.3 The Bull/KUBL-FM in Salt Lake City, UT.

Daily was previously Operations Manager and Program Director for Beasley Media Group’s 99.5 WQYK-FM in Tampa, FL, and spent 17 years at Clear Channel Communications/iHeartRadio, where he was Senior Vice President/Programming for the company’s Sarasota and Tampa clusters. He was also Operations Manager/Program Director/Morning Host at Y96.9/KCCY-FM in Pueblo/Colorado Springs, CO, and launched US 103.5/WFUS-FM in Tampa.

Brian Philips, Chief Content Officer, Cumulus Media, said: “When Charlie Cook told me he was departing, I was faced with one of the tougher decisions of my career: who could I trust to lead and represent our vast fleet of important Country stations with the finesse and character that Charlie did? On every front, Travis rises to the demands. Fresh from a fast, stunning turnaround at KUBL, he has demonstrated the creative and executive skills and style that set him apart from the rest. A new era begins in Nashville.”

Travis Daily remarked: “Storytelling is at the heart of every great Country song. As VP of Country, you’re not just shaping playlists; you are weaving narratives that resonate with listeners across Cumulus Media’s entire footprint of Country stations. Together with our talented programmers, we’ll harmonize tradition with innovation, ensuring that our stations remain a vibrant part of listeners’ lives. It’s an exciting time to be in Country music and, with the advancement of technology, we have almost unlimited ways to deliver content. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the Country stations for Cumulus from my new hometown of Nashville, where I’ll be working intensively with WKDF and WSM-FM.”

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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