Cumulus Media Promotes Brian Phillips to Chief Content Officer

Cumulus Media 2018 Mary BernerCumulus Media has announced the promotion of Brian Phillips from EVP/Content and Audience to Chief Content Officer.

Phillps joined Cumulus in May 2019 after previously spending sixteen years at the CMT cable network eventually serving as President until his exit in June 2017. Prior to moving to television, Phillips served as Program Director at stations including CHR “Eagle 106” WEGX Philadelphia, Alternative “99X” WNNX Atlanta and Country 99.5 KPLX Dallas and head of FM Programming for Susquehanna Media.

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announced today that Brian Philips has been promoted to Chief Content Officer, responsible for content across all Cumulus platforms, reporting to Mary G. Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer. Philips had previously served as Executive Vice President, Content and Audience, since 2019.

“Brian Philips is an exceptional executive and the perfect choice to lead our programming efforts as we continue to execute our audio-first strategy, which is transforming the Company from a traditional radio broadcaster into a multi-dimensional audio media company,” said Berner. “This promotion reflects Brian’s tremendous contributions, and I have full confidence in his creative vision, operational expertise, and savvy leadership to guide us through this critical evolution.”

Prior to joining Cumulus Media, Philips spent more than 30 years in television, film, and radio creation. He enjoyed an award-winning radio career, with more than 15 years leading radio programming at a number of major market stations, including Cumulus stations WNNX-FM and WWWQ-FM (Atlanta), and KPLX-FM (Dallas-Ft. Worth).

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