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Program Director

Department: Programming
Location: Chicago, IL

Program Director – WLS-AM

Cumulus- Chicago is searching for a new Program Director to lead our legacy AM News/Talk station into the next decade and beyond.   


 The WLS-AM Program Director will report directly to the Vice President/Programming Operations and execute the day-to-day oversight of the brand - programming, production and promotion of all projects. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized and have a rich background in the News/Talk format with a specific nod towards the digital growth opportunities in content and revenue generation.



What We Offer

About Us

Cumulus-Chicago targets thousands of local companies with a highly tuned business-category focus and introduces these companies to Cumulus’ large demographically-distinct audiences via the POWER OF RADIO. Cumulus stations in the area include: WKQX-FM, WLS-FM & WLS-AM. We hire passionate, driven, resourceful, organized, customer-focused problem solvers who have great communication skills and the ability to cultivate client relationships.

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 453 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels.

Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMY’s, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events.  For more information, visit

For immediate consideration, please email resume & programming package to VP/Programming Operations Troy Hanson in addition, please complete the application process at

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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