Westwood One

Michael Savage To Announce Winners of $100,000 Scholarship Fund

Five College Students Recognized for Essays on Patriotism

ATLANTA, July 2, 2015 – Today Michael Savage, Westwood One national radio host and best selling author, announces that five exceptional college students have been selected to receive scholarships for their responses to his essay contest entitled, “What Does It Mean to Be an American?” The winners, who will be named on Savage's nationally broadcast radio show The Savage Nation® on July 2, will each receive a $20,000 scholarship over a two-year period.

Savage launched the unprecedented $100,000 scholarship fund in early 2015 with the intention of promoting traditional American values among conservative college students. Savage received approximately 1,700 entries, and the five carefully selected winning essays honor the principles that America was built upon and discuss the country’s past, present and future. One winner wrote: "I declare myself to be a part of this new generation that will lead by example and reignite the torch of American greatness so that every eye from every corner of the earth might be able to see the light of liberty shining from America again."

“I hope to continue this scholarship program next year,” said Savage. “There are so many deserving patriotic students who have been silenced by anti-American rhetoric at U.S. colleges. Hopefully these scholarships will encourage others to stand up for America.”

Savage is a multimedia icon in the conservative movement, heard by millions of listeners a week on The Savage Nation® and syndicated across the U.S. in more than 300 markets. He is also the author of 25 books, including six New York Times best sellers. In 2007, Savage’s media presence and profile earned him the coveted “Freedom of Speech Award” from Talkers magazine. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

About Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) 
Cumulus Media Inc. (CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver premium choices for listeners, provide substantial reach for advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders. As the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States, Cumulus provides exclusive content that is fully distributed through approximately 460 owned-and-operated stations in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,500 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels. Cumulus is well-positioned in the widening digital audio space through a significant stake in the Rdio digital music service, featuring over 35 million songs on-demand in addition to custom playlists and exclusive curated channels. Cumulus is also the leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

About Westwood One
Westwood One offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,600 radio stations and media partners who reach 190 million weekly listeners and 30 million digital users a month. The company’s portfolio features exclusive brands people love, such as the NFL, Red Carpet Radio, NASH, Rdio, and more. Westwood One is the national-facing arm of Cumulus, representing more than just a network; it is a multi-platform provider of sports, music, news, spoken word, and digital content. For more information, please visit www.westwoodone.com 

CONTACT:
Alexis Blais
alexis@goldin.com
(212) 319-3451 x642