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CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion consumers every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the American Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and offers listeners a dynamic network of popular podcasts that define culture with original content and commentary on today’s world. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with local impact and national reach through on-air, digital, mobile, and voice-activated media solutions, as well as access to integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit

Heritage AC - Program Director

Department: Programming
Location: Columbia, MO

Program Director – Heritage AC station

Cumulus Media’s Columbia, Missouri market is offering a great opportunity to join 101.5 KPLA as the Program Director. KPLA is Mid-Missouri’s heritage Adult Contemporary station and has been a strong performer for nearly two decades.

Who we are:

The seven Cumulus Mid-Missouri stations are based in Columbia, a progressive city that is home to the University of Missouri. The Cumulus stations also serve the state capital, Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks, and all of Mid-Missouri. In the Columbia-Jefferson City market we strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success.

Cumulus owns and operates 428 radio stations in 87 U.S. media markets, as well as Westwood One Networks, serving over 8,000 stations worldwide. Over 250 million people per week engage with a Cumulus or Westwood One asset making it an exciting and unique career opportunity! We are constantly creating new windows for success, and strive to provide world class tools to help you succeed and reach your full potential as an employee. More recently, Cumulus is the proud creator of NASH- an exciting new lifestyle and entertainment brand targeting over 90 million country music fans nationwide.

Our Opportunity:

We are looking for a great Program Director, and on-air talent! Is that you? If you live and understand the AC genre, this is a huge opportunity with a legendary station. Do you understand what makes a great AC station, do you love to interact with listeners and have a great sense of humor? We want to hear from you now! Columbia is a great place to work and live! If you would thrive around a vibrant music and arts scene, SEC sports, and a great parks and trail system, you’ll love Columbia. You’ll be surrounded by an awesome team, work in great facilities, have all the tools for success, and work for a great company that will mentor you and make you a star. This is not an entry level position.



Format specific programming experience is a must. You need to have a strong on-air track record, experience in imaging, remote broadcasts, station and community events, extensive social media experience, and a history of community involvement. Possess computer literacy in applicable programs, ability to multi-task, handle pressure and meet deadlines. Must be skilled in operation of control board, remote broadcasting and other related production equipment. A track record of great collaboration with sales and promotions is a must.

What we Offer:

  • Cumulus offers an opportunity to embark on a career with one of leading media companies in the U.S.
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance.
  • Competitive Pay and the ability to increase income.
  • Benefits, vacation, and paid holidays offered to all full time employees.
  • Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account with company match, 401k with company match, and Life and Disability coverage.


Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For immediate consideration, please complete the application process at You will need to provide a 2-3 minute demo (3MB max), resume, ratings history, and references.

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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