Cumulus Media announces that it has signed Bill Hess to a new multi-year contract extension as Vice President, News/Talk and Program Director, WMAL-AM/FM in Washington DC.
Hess’ 41-year radio career has spanned positions on-air and in news/talk programming as Program Director for stations including WTEM in Washington, D.C.; WHJJ in Providence, RI; and WHYN-AM/FM in Springfield, MA. He was also Brand Manager for Clear Channel/iHeartRadio and served as SVP/Programming for Air America Media. In addition, Hess has programmed music stations including WASH and WBIG in Washington, D.C.
Jake McCann, Vice President/Market Manager, CumulusMedia-Washington, D.C., said: “This is an exciting time for news/talk in our nation’s capital and we have the privilege of being led by one of the strongest program directors in the country. Under Bill Hess’ leadership and hands on approach, WMAL has consistently grown ratings. He works daily with on-air staff to guarantee they are delivering a top level product to their audience.”
Hess said: “I’m thrilled to continue working with our exceptional team at Cumulus Media-Washington, D.C. and with my colleagues at Cumulus News/Talk stations across the country. Thanks to Mike McVay, Dave Milner, and Jake McCann for their ongoing support.”