The former president of Katz Radio Group will be based in Cumulus’ NYC offices and oversee national ad sales for the company’s 525 O&O stations in 110 markets. At KRG, Shaw doubled billings in five years as he grew the company’s share of national radio representation by 50%. In addition to his leadership role at Katz, Shaw most recently served as president of Cox Digital Solutions and founded Cox Cross Media, a digital rep firm.
“Having run Katz Radio for years, Steve is the natural choice for this position. He understands the national marketplace, has key relationships with buyers and sellers and is well known for high integrity and intense work ethic,” said Jon Pinch, Cumulus EVP/COO. “Steve will work closely with our team of national sales managers, our partners at Katz, Mike Pallad, myself and other senior management at Cumulus.”
“I am thrilled to be joining Cumulus Media — they operate some of the best brands in radio and I look forward to helping design and implement great solutions for our national advertising partners,” Shaw said. “Our combination of scale and quality programming will allow us to deliver great results that drive our customers’ businesses.”