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CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS AND CMT ANNOUNCE SPECIAL EDITION OF CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN TO BENEFIT COLORADO SHOOTING VICTIMS


Five-Hour Radio Benefit Special with Guests
Reba, Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, Toby Keith, John Rich and Gloriana
To Air Nationally on Friday, July 27 at 7:00PM EST


Atlanta (July 25, 2012) – Cumulus Media Networks and CMT announce a special edition of CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan to benefit the victims from last week’s shooting in Colorado and encourage listeners to donate to the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, whose primary purpose is to assist and comfort the victims’ families. This special broadcast will air live from Aurora, CO tomorrow Friday, July 27 from 7:00-12:00PM EST.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. This is a senseless tragedy and we hope our efforts can help in some small way,” said John Dickey, co-Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus Media.

"Our audience struggles to find meaning in the aftermath of mayhem. Our goal is to reflect the support, strength and solidarity of our nationwide listeners who care deeply, and count on us to bring comfort and reassurance. Cody’s heartfelt style, and CMT’s stars will come through for us Friday night,” said Brian Philips, President of CMT.
During this special broadcast, which will air across more than 100 Cumulus Country stations and other radio stations coast-to-coast, top country recording artists, including Reba, Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, Toby Keith, John Rich and Gloriana will call in and express their thoughts for the victims with Cody.

About Cumulus Media Networks
Cumulus Media Networks has more than 4,000 affiliate radio stations reaching 121 million listeners in the 12+ demographic each week. Programs and services include ABC News Radio, The Mark Levin Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Mike Huckabee Show, The Huckabee Report, Geraldo, Imus in the Morning, The John Batchelor Show, Red Eye Radio, MoneyTalk with Bob Brinker, The Larry Kudlow Show, Radio Perez with Perez Hilton, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, Cannon’s Countdown with Nick Cannon and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. Other Cumulus Media Networks services include advanced digital media platforms with online interactive advertising; streaming audio and podcasts; ABC Sports Radio; format-specific ePrep; production libraries; and nine 24-hour formats including Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel and ESPN Radio. Cumulus Media Networks en Español includes leading Spanish-language programming such as Conexión Thalia and ESPN Deportes Radio.

About CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan
CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan airs weeknights from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. EST and weekends on select stations. CMT RADIO LIVE, hosted by 2010 ACM national on-air personality winner Cody Alan, features not only the latest country music hits along with classic favorites, but also exclusive interviews and performances, on-location event coverage and live fan interaction via call-ins, social media and emails. For more information, visit www.cmtradiolive.com.

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Contacts:

For Cumulus Media Networks:
Kelsey Judd
Goldin Solutions
212 319 3451 x644
kelsey@goldinsolutions.com

For CMT:
Natasha Powell
CMT
615 335 8412
natasha.powell@cmt.com

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