CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS ANNOUNCES DAILY RADIO FEATURES WITH CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR. SANJAY GUPTA
DALLAS, March 26, 2012 – Dr. Sanjay Gupta, best known as multiple Emmy®-award winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and practicing neurosurgeon, will offer radio stations daily features about medical issues through Cumulus Media Networks beginning in May, Cumulus announced today.
Cumulus Media Networks will offer four daily features of Dr. Gupta exploring topics relating to health and wellness, helping Americans to lead healthier lifestyles. Two features are designed for news/talk stations with two features geared to a younger audience on music and entertainment stations.
“Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a unique and profoundly talented individual. His insights and experience will bring compelling content to our affiliates and create powerful new vehicles for our advertisers. We look for Dr. Gupta to be an important component in our overall content strategy,” said Lew Dickey, Chairman, President & CEO of Cumulus Media Networks.
“This is an exciting opportunity to provide more people with the latest medical insights," said Dr. Gupta. "I am looking forward to working with Cumulus to make sure we are providing the most relevant and useful information to their listeners."
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. A practicing neurosurgeon, Gupta plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN documentaries, and anchors the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta, MD. He also contributes to CNN.com and CNNHealth.com. Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s medical training and public health policy experience distinguish his reporting on a range of medical and scientific topics including brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, HIV/AIDS, and other areas. In addition to his role at CNN, Gupta also contributes to CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes and Evening News with Scott Pelley. He is the author of two best-selling books, Chasing Life (2007) and Cheating Death (2009), and recently released his first novel Monday Mornings.
About Cumulus Media Networks
Cumulus Media Networks has more than 4,000 affiliate radio stations reaching 121 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, The Mark Levin Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Huckabee Report, Imus in the Morning, The John Batchelor Show, Red Eye Radio, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Larry Kudlow Show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, Cannon’s Countdown with Nick Cannon and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. Other Cumulus Media Networks services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising; streaming audio and podcasts; ABC Sports Radio; format-specific ePrep; production libraries; and nine 24-hour formats including Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio. Cumulus Media Networks en Español includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexión Thalia and ESPN Deportes Radio.
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