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Cumulus Tabs Robinson in Birmingham

Will lead five-station cluster in central Alabama

James Robinson, Cumulus Media, Cumulus BirminghamCumulus Media named James Robinson as its vice president and market manager for Birmingham, Ala., where the company has five stations. Robinson steps into the role previously held by Bill Gentry, who is no longer with the company.

Robinson is former VP and director of sales, radio, television and digital for Univision Communications in San Antonio.

He has also held sales leadership roles for Radio One in Houston and for iHeartMedia in Washington, St. Louis and Memphis.

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Robinson said the Cumulus stations in Birmingham “are iconic brands that have a history of deep commitment to the community and partner success.”

The cluster comprises urban AC station Hot 107.7/WUHT(FM) and several sports outlets. They are JOX 94.5 WJOX(FM), JOX 2 100.5 ESPN WJQX(FM), JOX 3 690 WJOX(AM) and Talk 99.5 WAPI(AM)/WZRR(FM).

The announcement was made by Mark Sullivan, senior vice president, operations at Cumulus.