One of Cumulus Media‘s strongest markets is Cincinnati, where it has such radio brands as Warm 98, 92.5 The Fox, 96 Rock and top-rated WGRR.
Now, its VP of Sales has taken the top leadership role for the company’s five FM cluster in the Ohio metropolis, as Dave Crowl is retiring.
Rising to VP/Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Cincinnati is Jon Laing.
He had been VP/Sales for the stations, comprised of WOFX-FM, WFTK-FM, WRRM-FM, WGRR-FM and WNNF “94.1 Cat Country” since 2015.
But, he’s a veteran of Cumulus Media and has been in Cincinnati since taking on the role of Sales Manager for rocker WOFX and WFTK.
Before that, he was Sales Manager for Cumulus in nearby Lexington, Ky., following more
than 11 years as a Sales Manager and Integrated Media Solutions Provider for iHeartMedia and predecessor Clear Channel Communications.
The Kettering, Ohio, native was LSM for Clear Channel in Cincinnati, overseeing WEBN, WKFS and (under Clear Channel ownership) WOFX from May 2007 through the end of 2011.
From February 2006-May 2007 Laing was an Account Executive for CBS Radio in Denver.
Cumulus EVP Dave Milner says Laing “has his finger on the pulse of Cincinnati, with deep experience and relationships in the market. Importantly, he knows how to leverage the power of great local radio across traditional and digital distribution channels, positioning our customers and stations for success in 2021 and beyond. Jon’s dynamic leadership and expertise make him a tremendous asset to Cumulus Cincinnati and to the community
Laing added, “Right now is an incredible time to be in radio/audio, and I am thrilled about the opportunity to lead the Cumulus Cincinnati team. These five stations have a strong tradition of serving the community, entertaining our large listener universe while providing extensive audio and digital marketing solutions for our advertising partners. It is an honor and privilege to have this responsibility. A sincere thanks to Mary Berner and Dave Milner for their support and leadership.”