Ballard brings deep experience and market knowledge to Cumulus, with over 30 years in radio marketing and sales in the Birmingham market. Ballard joins Cumulus on October 10, 2016 from SummitMedia-Birmingham, formerly Cox Media Group stations. She has been honored for her professional achievements with awards including the President’s Circle Award from Cox Media Group and Sales Woman of Achievement for Radio in Birmingham by American Women in Radio and Television (Alliance for Women in Media).
David Walls, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Birmingham, said: “We are elated to have Donna join our team. She is an icon in the Birmingham radio market. Her experience, character, passion, work ethic and attention to detail are all beyond compare. This is a huge win for Cumulus Birmingham and will further bolster our position as a leader in this market.”
Ballard said: "The incredible opportunity to represent the Cumulus stations in Birmingham- with WJOX, the market's exclusive sports station, along with 99.5 FM, Birmingham's new live and local news talk station and WUHT/Hot 107.7, headlined by the Steve Harvey Morning Show, is a very exciting venture for me. I look forward to working with both regional and local clients, doing what I love most, which is to help businesses achieve success and meet their goals. That is truly my passion. I feel very blessed to be working alongside the talented staff at Cumulus-Birmingham.”