Cumulus Media has announced several personnel changes. Tom Schurr has been named as senior vice president of operations, and Maire Mason has been promoted to vice president/general manager for WNSH(FM) in New York.
Schurr will join Cumulus’ senior station operations team, overseeing Cumulus station operations in multiple U.S. markets, including Dallas and Houston, with additional market responsibilities to be announced at a later date. He will report to President and CEO Lew Dickey.
Schurr was previously president of operations for iHeartMedia, formerly Clear Channel, with direct responsibility for all major market operations across the U.S.
Mason most recently served as WNSH’s general sales manager, and she previously held director of sales positions in New York for Merlin Media and for Univision Radio. She also served as VP/general manager for CBS Radio New York City for over 29 years.
While at iHeartMedia, Schurr managed markets including Houston and Dallas, and as a regional operations executive over the southeast and eastern regions, was responsible for the oversight of 100 markets and 500 stations. Prior to that, he held VP/market manager posts in Houston and Louisville, Ky., for Jacor Communications, and was VP/market manager for Citicasters in Sacramento.
Cumulus Media Inc. combines local programming with nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver premium choices for listeners, provide substantial reach for advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders.