15. December 2011 · 1 comment · Categories: 2011

Congrats to  Ira Weintraub of 1050AM WTKA on a well deserved promotion.  Yesterday he was officially named program director at the station.   As someone who’s been around the studio on occasion I know that Ira is the straw that stirs the drink over there, doing much, much more than forming half of the dynamic duo on the morning show.  

Well done Ira!   Now—brace yourself for lists of suggestions from fans!  Winking smile

Official press release:

Ira Weintraub Named Program Director for SportsTalk 1050 WTKA, Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI. December 14, 2011

Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) has announced the appointment of Ira Weintraub as Program Director for Sports Talk 1050 WTKA. Ira had been the Assistant Program Director and Morning Show Producer since March 2009.

Ira Weintraub has an impressive track record as a digital editor and producer with the Redskins Radio Network, a correspondent with the Washington Examiner, and most recently as the Assistant Program Director of Sports Talk 1050 WTKA, Ann Arbor. His proven leadership skills, team building abilities, and unwavering dedication to providing the very best sports related broadcast product in the market have been essential elements to his success in Ann Arbor. “There’s just something about Sports Talk 1050. Combine the greatest local teams and their passionate fans with the quality of this community and there’s no place I’d rather be.” Ira said.

Market Manager of Cumulus Ann Arbor, Matt Spaulding said, "Ann Arbor is a market with a tradition of providing compelling, passionate, and relevant broadcast products to the listeners of South East Michigan. Ira Weintraub has absolutely earned this promotion and we are confident that he will help lead WTKA-AM to many more years of broadcasting success.”

About Cumulus Media Inc.

With the completion of the Citadel acquisition, Cumulus Media is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States, and owns or operates more than 570 radio stations in 120 markets and a nationwide radio network serving over 4000 stations. Cumulus Media’s headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, and its web site is www.cumulus.com.



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  1. Does DeFran still work at TKA? If so, Ira’s first piece of business should be to fire him.