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Cumulus Promotes Two In DC

Cumulus Media Mary Berner Suzanne Grimes Mike McVayCumulus Media has filled its long-vacant Market Manager position in Washington DC.

Jake McCann has been promoted to the VP/Market Manager position from his role as Vice President of Sales for the cluster. McCann replaces Mark O’Brien whose contract expired at the end of February 2015 and later joined CBS Radio as VP of political sales.

Concurrently with McCann’s promotion, Beth Cohen is promoted from Director of Sales to Vice President of Sales for the cluster. She previously worked in the market as General Sales Manager for iHeartMedia Washington.

Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Jake McCann to Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Washington, D.C. McCann was formerly Vice President, Sales for Cumulus Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was Director of Sales for Greater Media in Detroit.

Concurrently, Cumulus announces that it has promoted Beth Cohen to Vice President, Sales for Cumulus Washington, D.C. Cohen was formerly Director of Sales for Cumulus’ D.C. stations. Prior to joining Cumulus, she was General Sales Manager for iHeart Media in Washington, D.C. for many years.

Gary Pizzati, Senior Vice President for Cumulus Media said: “Jake McCann and Beth Cohen are the leadership team needed to achieve our goals in D.C. In the past year, they’ve accomplished that and more. Both promotions are well deserved. We look forward to their continued contributions as they advance the growth trajectory of Cumulus D.C.”

McCann said: “I’m inspired and motivated by Mary Berner’s leadership and vision for the future of Cumulus. Thank you to Gary Pizzati for his coaching, support and belief as Beth Cohen and I continue to be the “FORCE” in Washington, D.C., leading WMAL and WRQX, two powerful stations in one of the most influential markets in the country.”

Cohen said: “Since joining Cumulus I have had the privilege to work with some of the best talent in the business including Gary Pizzati, Jake McCann and all my colleagues at Cumulus DC. In my new role, I look forward to continue leading our sales team to new levels, to building on the momentum we ignited over the past 15 months, and most importantly, to providing clients with superior marketing results with the iconic brands of Mix107.3 and WMAL.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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