Cumulus Media has undergone a change in organizational leadership structure, with the goal of enhancing the company’s strategic and operational focus, and to leverage its business platform.
Cumulus will eliminate its Co-Chief Operating Officer positions, previously held by Jon Pinch and John Dickey. Pinch will retire in November, after more than 45 years in the broadcasting industry and 14 years with Cumulus.
John Dickey’s new role is Exec. VP of Content and Programming. He will focus on developing and maximizing content and programming, including content for Nash, Rdio, the Westwood One network, and more.
Steve Shaw has been named President of Westwood One, overseeing all national and digital sales for Westwood One, Cumulus’ station group, and Rdio. He joined Cumulus in early 2013 and served as head of national spot sales for Cumulus’ station group.
Cumulus has also engaged executive search firm Spencer Stuart to assist in filling the newly-created role of Exec. VP of Radio. This role will provide day-to-day operational and strategic leadership of Cumulus’ radio station group, consisting of 460 stations in 90 U.S. markets.
“Our vision has been to build the radio company of the future and that is exactly what we are achieving,” said Lew Dickey, Chairman, President and CEO of Cumulus Media. “Towards that end, we have strategically broadened the Company’s scope and now have in place differentiated distribution channels and multiple content development platforms. To accelerate our plans, we are putting in place a new organizational structure to reflect the Company’s strategic evolution, bringing clarity, focus and accountability to key leadership roles in both our station and network groups.”
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