Cumulus Media has hired Greg Tantum as the new Program Director for News/Talk “Newsradio 106.7” WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta.
Tantum joins WYAY from NBC News Radio in Washington where he served as Executive Editor. He has over 30 years experience programming News and Talk formatted stations including stops at WCAU Philadelphia, KFWB Los Angeles, KGO San Francisco, and Washington Post Radio.
Cumulus announces that Greg Tantum has been named Program Director of Newsradio 106.7/Atlanta. Tantum started his career as a reporter and anchor and for the past 30 years has successfully programmed spoken word stations in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Most recently, he was Executive Editor for NBC News Radio based in Washington, D.C.
John Dickey, Executive Vice President of Content and Programming for Cumulus said: “Greg Tantum is the ideal candidate to program Newsradio 106.7. His success building first-rate news operations and long experience in the spoken-word format are exactly what we need to grow the station and maximize its huge ratings and revenue potential.”
Tantum said: “At one of the most critical times in our country’s history, it is exciting and rewarding to be joining Cumulus and News Radio 106.7. The station’s recent coverage leading up to and during the election is just one example of the serious commitment to providing the best resources available to give Atlanta listeners access to the news and information impacting their daily lives. It is also exciting to join a team which had one of the most successful launches of a new spoken-word format in many years and is now positioned to become the undisputed news leader in Atlanta.”