Cumulus Ups Mike McVay To SVP/Content & Programming
Signs New Deal
April 2, 2015 at 3:25 AM (PT)
CUMULUS has named senior programming executive MIKE MCVAY as SVP/Content & Programming. Concurrently, the company has extended its long-term contract with MCVAY. MCVAY has served CUMULUS as SVP/Corporate Programming, since SEPTEMBER 2011. He continues to report to EVP/Content & Programming JOHN DICKEY.
MCVAY is a 40-year programming professional with consulting, management, ownership, sales, programming and on-air experience, and has developed and launched several nationally syndicated programs. He has programmed more than 800 stations around the world, including stations across the U.S., CANADA, MEXICO, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, GRAND CAYMAN and PUERTO RICO. In 1984, MCVAY and his wife DORIS MCVAY launched MCVAY MEDIA, a programming consultancy recognized around the world as the leader in its field. He has also owned or managed radio stations in HONOLULU, CLEVELAND, NAPLES, KEY WEST and FLINT, MI. MCVAY was also one of the founding partners of LISTENER DRIVEN RADIO.
MCVAY has been honored with The ROCKWELL AWARD and was also recognized as Broadcast Executive of the Year for three consecutive years (2006, 2007, and 2008) by the former RADIO & RECORDS MAGAZINE. He is a member of the CLEVELAND RADIO HALL OF FAME. He currently serves the industry as a member of the Country Radio Broadcasters Board of Directors.
DICKEY said, "This title adjustment reflects the job that MIKE’s been doing. This move acknowledges his value to the company. We hope to have MIKE with us for many years to come."
MCVAY said, "I’m thrilled to continue to work for JOHN and LEW and with the entire corporate programming team. CUMULUS has added, and continues to add, some brilliant minds to the management and programming teams. The platform we have, the products and brands we’re developing, and what’s on the horizon makes this one of the best companies to work at in this industry, worldwide. We’re having fun!"