Cumulus Media has upped senior programming executive Mike McVay to senior vice president of content and programming.
He also extended his contract with the company, with which he has worked since September 2011. McVay will continue to report to Executive Vice President of Content and Programming John Dickey.
“This title adjustment reflects the job that Mike’s been doing. This move acknowledges his value to the company,” said Dickey. “We hope to have Mike with us for many years to come.”
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 launched McVay Media, a well-known programming consultancy. He has also owned or managed radio stations in Honolulu, Cleveland, Naples, Fla., Key West, Fla., and Flint, Mich. In addition, he was one of the founding partners of Listener Driven Radio.
He is also a member of the Cleveland Radio Hall of Fame and currently serves the industry as a member of the Country Radio Broadcasters Board of Directors.
“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,” said McVay.