Cumulus Media has announced that Lori Bennett has been appointed Operations Manager for the company’s 5-station cluster in Grand Rapids. This includes WLAV-FM, WBBL-FM, WHTS-FM, WTNR-FM and WJRW-AM. Bennett will also program WTNR and host the afternoon drive show from 3-7pm.
Bennett joins the Grand Rapids group from Cumulus Media in Detroit, where she most recently was Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host for Hot A/C WDVD-FM. She previously was Promotions Director/Feature Anchor at WJR-AM and air talent for WDRQ-FM. In Detroit, Bennett also served in various capacities including Operations Manager, Program and Marketing Director and Morning Show Host for various stations such as WNIC-FM, WMGC-FM and WVMV-FM.
“We are thrilled to have Lori join our Grand Rapids team” says Vice-President/Market Manager Jeff Cartwright. She is a true broadcast professional who brings a positive energy along with new programming ideas to our cluster. I am excited to see what the future holds for our 5 stations with Lori here.”
Bennett says “I’m honored to join the remarkable family of broadcasters at Cumulus Grand Rapids! The talent and energy within the cluster extends beyond the norm, with legendary market personalities that know how to truly connect and super serve the West Michigan audience. I am grateful to Mary Berner, Mike McVay, Doug Hamand, Bob Walker and of course, the dynamic Jeff Cartwright, for the opportunity to captain such an incredible team!”