Jeff Jarnigan Joins Cumulus Media-Knoxville as Operations Manager

Jarnigan has over 30 years radio broadcasting experience in the Knoxville market and over 20 years experience in programming management.

Ken Salyer, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Knoxville said: “We are thrilled to add someone of Jeff’s reputation and experience to lead our outstanding programming team. His knowledge of our stations, market, and region are invaluable, as is his passion for our industry and community.”

Jarnigan said: “Being associated with the legendary WIVK, as well as the flagship station for the Vol Network, SportsRadio WNML, and the home of Phil Williams and Hallerin Hilton Hill, NewsTalk 98.7, is akin to winning the radio lottery. These stations are each dominant in their respective formats and have defined success in East Tennessee radio for decades. I am excited to partner with the station teams to continue that success and drive their future growth.”

About Cumulus Media

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 453 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit

Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084,

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