Cumulus Signs Westwood One COO Contract Extension

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Cumulus Signs Westwood One COO Contract Extension

Nov 3, 2014 12:59 PM

ATLANTA and NEW YORK� Cumulus has signed a multi-year contract renewal with Westwood One Chief Operating Officer Charles Steinhauer.

Under the new agreement, Steinhauer will continue to oversee the management of Westwood One''s day-to-day operations, including programming, technology, distribution, sports, marketing, affiliate services, research, compliance and strategy, and will report directly to Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey.

Steinhauer was previously president of operations for Dial Global, before his promotion last June to COO for the company. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of research and ops for Dial Global. Cumulus acquired Dial Global, Inc. in December of last year, creating Westwood One, network of audio content serving approximately 9,100 radio stations.

Steinhauer also serves as a director on the Board of the Media Ratings Council and was chair of the Network Radio Research Council. He is also an ARF Ambassador, a member of the RAB Council, and serves on the Nielsen Advisory Board.

Cumulus Media combines local programming with nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands.