Boden Returns To D.C. To Succeed The Late Ken Roberts


WOODBRIDGE, VA. — For seven years until 2012, he was President/GM of ABC Radio’s stations serving the National Capital Region.

Now, after leading Alpha Media‘s four radio stations in nearby Fredericksburg, Va., Jeff Boden is on an express VRE train heading north, and will be back in Friendship Heights to lead what are now Cumulus Media‘s radio properties serving Washington, D.C.

Boden is taking the role of VP/Market Manager, and will lead a much different group of properties than what ABC Radio ran until nine years ago. Gone are Smooth Jazz WJZW and Hot Adult Contemporary WRQX “Mix 107.3.” Today, the station group is comprised of Talk powerhouse WMAL-FM 105.9, and “ESPN 630” WSBN-AM.

Still, it’s a homecoming for Boden, who spent more than three decades in D.C. radio and holds a communications degree from American University.

And, it is bittersweet, as Boden is succeeding the late Ken Roberts, who unexpectedly passed away in April.

Commenting on Boden’s return to Jenifer Street in far Northwest Washington, Cumulus EVP/Operations Dave Milner said, “WMAL and WSBN are exceptional stations and demand an exceptional leader at the helm. Jeff is the perfect choice to take these D.C. stations into the future, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on the Cumulus Media team. His deep experience and relationships in the market, along with his past experience, make him our ideal choice. Jeff is respected and appreciated by those in and out of the company.”

Boden commented, “I am truly honored to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rejoin the exceptional team at Cumulus in Washington, D.C. It’s wonderful to come back to serve the local community and our advertising partners. I look forward to working with so many people I have known for years, as well as with newer additions to the team.”

— RBR+TVBR Washington News Bureau