In this newly created position, Monk will also serve as Market Manager for Cumulus' four-station cluster in Saginaw and work with the team in Flint to maximize regional opportunities.
The appointment marks a return to Cumulus Media's Saginaw and Flint stations, as Monk was formerly Market Manager for the stations from 2007-2012, under the previous ownership by Citadel Broadcasting. He rejoins the stations from Adams Radio Group in Fort Wayne, IN, where he was Vice President and Market Manager.
Prior to that, Monk was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Alliance 180, LLC, in Boyne City, MI, and also served as Vice President and General Manager for Northern Star Broadcasting in Traverse City/Petoskey, MI. He holds a B.A. in Radio/TV Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, and an M.A. in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor/Gaylord, MI.
Bob Walker, Senior Vice President, Cumulus Media, said: “We are very excited to welcome Chris back home to Michigan and to our market leading brands in Saginaw. Chris is a true broadcaster with a great passion for radio and for the state of Michigan. His previous experience in the region will create new opportunities for both Saginaw and Flint."
Monk said: “I’m very excited to be returning to Michigan, and in particular, to the Saginaw and Flint markets. After meeting with Mary Berner and Bob Walker, I’m honored to be asked to rejoin the Cumulus team. There are a lot of great people and opportunities in these markets.”