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Cumulus Media and VP/Programming Operations Doug Hamand enter into a new long-term contract. Hamand joined Cumulus Media in 2016 and previously served as Senior VP/Programming for iHeartMedia and its predecessor Clear Channel, where he held various senior programming posts, including Regional VP/Programming for the company’s Tampa cluster for 21 years.

“Doug is a fierce competitor and expects the best from our content teams. His expertise and experience with multiple formats have enabled Cumulus Media to maintain its leadership position,” Senior VP/Programming John Dimick said in a release. “Doug has definitely earned this new deal and many thanks for the hard work, dedication and commitment to Cumulus Media.”

Hamand added, “Working the last five years with this team of exceptionally talented Format VP’s, alongside [Executive VP of Content and Audience] Brian Philips, [Head of Programming Operations] John Dimick and [VP/Programming Operations] Greg Frey has been rewarding. I am glad to have helped PDs and Market Managers in key Cumulus cities achieve success in ratings and revenue. I look forward to serving these markets and the industry for more years to come.”