Marv Nyren Joins Cumulus As Chicago Market Manager

Cumulus Media John Johnboy Crenshaw Grand Rapids YoungstownCumulus Media has appointed Marv Nyren as Vice President/Market Manager for its four Chicago stations.

It will be a homecoming for Nyren at two of the stations as he ran Classic Rock “97.9 The Loop” WLUP and Alternative 101.1 WKQX for Emmis Communications from 2004 until their 2011 sale to Merlin Media. He will also oversee News/Talk 890 WLS and Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM.

He joins Cumulus from Chicago Public Media where he served as Vice President of Corporate Sponsorship since early 2016. Nyren has also managed iHeartMedia Jacksonville FL, Regional VP for Emmis overseeing Chicago, Indianapolis, and Phoenix, and AMFM Broadcasting Phoenix. Nyren also worked at Tribune Broadcasting as Director of group sales and marketing.

He fills the opening created by Peter Bowen’s departure in September.

Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed veteran radio manager Marv Nyren as Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-Chicago and its four radio stations: 101 WKQX/WKQX-FM, WLS 890 AM/WLS-AM, 94.7 WLS/WLS-FM, and The Loop 97.9/WLUP-FM.

Nyren joins Cumulus Media from Chicago Public Media, where he was Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships for WBEZ-FM. Nyren was previously President/Regional Vice President for iHeartMedia’s 13 radio stations in Jacksonville, FL, and Brunswick, GA. He was also Regional Vice President/Market Manager for Emmis Media for 13 years, managing the company’s stations in Chicago, Phoenix and Indianapolis.
Nyren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Arizona.

Dave Milner, Executive Vice President, Operations, Cumulus Media said: “Marv brings a wealth of experience and drive to Cumulus Chicago. He is a smart, competitive operator focused on building strong cultures that support and empower the team to succeed.”

Nyren said: “As a Native Chicagoan, I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of these legendary stations and strong team. Cumulus’ continued focus on improving its product, culture and revenue makes me very excited about the next chapter in my career.”

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