Nic Merenda Joins Cumulus As Topeka VP/Market Manager

Cumulus Media John Johnboy Crenshaw Grand Rapids YoungstownCumulus Media has hired Nicola ‘Nic’ Merenda as VP/Market Manager for its Topeka KS operations.

Merenda had most recently been working in ad sales for Pandora based in San Antonio. He has worked in sales at multiple Chicago stations and as General Sales Manager for Entercom Kansas City ad VP/Sales for iHeartMedia San Antonio during his career.

Cumulus Media announces that it has named 20-year radio broadcasting executive Nicola (Nic) Merenda as Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-Topeka. Merenda joins Cumulus from Pandora Media, Inc. in San Antonio, TX, where he was also Vice President of Sales for Clear Channel/iHeartMedia. He was recognized as Entercom’s 2011 Sales Manager of the Year for his performance as General Sales Manager of KQRC-FM and KRBZ-FM in Mission, KS. Merenda began his broadcast and digital sales and leadership career in Chicago with stations including WLUP, WKQX and WLS-AM, where he was Vice President and General Sales Manager.

Donna Baker, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Kansas City, said: “Nic brings a wealth of experience and infectious enthusiasm for our industry. We are excited to welcome him ‘home’ as he joins the Midwest Region to lead our outstanding Topeka team.”

Merenda said: “I cannot thank Donna enough for this opportunity to work for Cumulus with some incredibly talented people and great stations in Topeka. It is great to be back in the Midwest!”

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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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