CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS APPOINTS RADIO VETERAN NEAL BIRD AS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF AFFILIATE SALES
Atlanta (May 2, 2012) -- Cumulus Media Networks, with more than 4,000 affiliate radio stations reaching 121 million listeners, announces the appointment of Neal Bird as Senior Director of Affiliate Sales. Beginning this month, Bird will oversee clearance of entertainment products, where he will report to Vice President of Affiliate Sales Marcella Turk.
“Neal is the type of seasoned veteran that will be a welcome addition to our affiliate sales team,” said Dennis Green, SVP of Affiliate Sales and Broadcast Operations for Cumulus Media Networks. “With the new products we are distributing we need the best sellers in place and Neal will help bring our products to the marketplace.”
Bird joins Cumulus with more than 24 years of radio syndication experience for all formats and with each radio group. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Affiliate Sales for Westwood One/Dial Global. Bird will be based out of the Los Angeles office.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to join Marcella’s staff and to work with her, Dennis, John, Jan and the entire Cumulus Media Network team,” Bird said. “There is a tremendous amount of great programming available for entertainment broadcasters and I look forward to being a part of that sales effort.”
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 Mike Huckabee Show, The Huckabee Report, Geraldo, 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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