One has been the EVP of Operations at Cumulus Media since April 2017 and has been with the company since the end of 2014. The other individual is also a EVP of Operations at the audio media company and has been there since January 2013.
Both executives are now getting presidential appointments from Mary Berner.
Dave Milner and Bob Walker have each ascended to respective roles as President of Cumulus Operations, effective immediately.
They report to Berner, Cumulus’ President/CEO, who calls their elevation “a well-deserved recognition of their respective contributions to the company’s success. Over the past several years, not only has the scope of both Bob’s and Dave’s direct responsibilities grown beyond their market portfolios, they also play a significant and vital role in the operations of the Company overall. Moreover, in addition to being terrific executives, they are terrific colleagues as well.”
Milner, who joined Cumulus in December 2014, has a rich resume steeped in Northern California radio. He was President/Market Manager of iHeartMedia’s San Francisco stations from May 2012 through his arrival at Cumulus. Before that, he was VP of Sales for Entercom (now Audacy) in Sacramento. From 2004-February 2007, he worked for Cumulus — then led by the Dickey brothers. His role: GSM for the San Francisco stations.
Walker is responsible for the P&L of 65 markets across the Cumulus portfolio, and started his tenure at the company as SVP of Brand Solutions. He’s one of the rare individuals who shifted from television to radio, as he served as WXIA-11 in Atlanta President/GM under Gannett ownership from 1996-2010. He’d been associated with “11Alive” since May 1988, first handling marketing and sales roles.
From April 2010 until arriving at Cumulus, Walker was EVP/GM of Network and Content at The Weather Channel.