Cumulus Media has announced that it has appointed Jack Taddeo as Vice President/Market Manager of the company’s five-station group in Des Moines, IA. Taddeo joins Cumulus from NRG Media, where he was Market Manager of NRG Media-Cedar Falls/Cedar Rapids, IA. He brings deep radio broadcast management experience to Cumulus Media-Des Moines, including 15 years as an owner/operator of radio stations in the Midwest U.S., and over 15 years’ experience as a General Manager and radio programming executive.
Taddeo was General Manager for Matrix LLC Chicago (formerly Nextmedia Group), and for 10 years, he consulted radio broadcasters across the U.S. as Owner/President of Radio K-T Inc. Prior to that, he was SVP/Programming, for Clear Channel Radio/iHeartMedia, after serving as SVP/Programming, for SFX/Capstar Broadcasting. Taddeo’s radio programming career also includes stops as Program Director, WLIT, Chicago, IL; Director of Contemporary Programming, Studioline Digital Cable; and Program Director, WLAK, Chicago, IL.
Bob Walker, EVP/Operations, Cumulus Media, said: “We are thrilled to have a broadcaster like Jack Taddeo to lead the Cumulus team in Des Moines. Jack’s passion for broadcast and the impact it has in communities is contagious.”
Taddeo said: “I am very excited to be joining the team in Cumulus Des Moines at such an exciting time. We have such heritage brands serving a great Midwest market and I want to thank Mary Berner, Bob Walker and Mike McVay for the opportunity.”