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Roll Call: Cumulus Media, Smithsonian Media and Public Relations Global Network

Bill Bungeroth has been named vice president/market manager for Cumulus Media, San Francisco. Bungeroth assumes his new post immediately, overseeing the legendary Cumulus’ San Francisco brands, KNBR, 107.7 The Bone (KSAN), KTCT and KFOG. Bungeroth has had a significant role with Cumulus. He co-founded the radio group, and was named Cumulus’ initial President and CEO. Bungeroth comes to the position after a significant radio and entrepreneurial career with strong ratings and revenue successes. He conceived and launched “The Huckabee Report” with Governor Mike Huckabee, now on 560 stations. He also championed “The Download with iTunes” and most recently, led the executive team that launched the 24/7 Comedy Network nationwide. (Release)

Smithsonian Media elevated marketing director Judy Glassman to associate publisher/marketing. She is now responsible for developing multi-platform marketing programs for the Smithsonian flagship along with Air & Space Smithsonian, goSmithsonian, Smithsonian Channel and Smithsonian.com. Glassman is past marketing executive at six Condé Nast magazines: Allure, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Glamour, Lucky, Modern Bride and Self. (minonline.com)

The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) announced the addition of three new worldwide agency affiliates in Chile, Portugal and Tokyo, bringing its global reach to 47 cities worldwide. Joining the ranks of PRGN are RumboCierto Communications representing Chile, Global Press out of Portugal and Integrate Communications from Tokyo. RumboCierto Communications provides its clients with strategic communications counseling in a direct and personalized way. The agency has a core competency in mass media and government relations with a particular focus on public affairs. Global Press is a boutique-sized PR firm specialized in providing strategic direction, corporate communications and media relations counsel to both private and public companies. Integrate Communications is comprised of a team of young and dynamic practitioners who bring a global perspective to client service. They have a core competency in developing and implementing strategic marketing communications campaigns on behalf of clients in the consumer products, leisure and food industries. (Release)

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Rush Limbaugh’s Comments Cost Cumulus Millions

Radio broadcaster Cumulus Media says it lost millions of dollars after Rush Limbaugh went on his offensive tirade against Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke. Advertisers immediately began distancing themselves from the radio host to the tune of “a couple million” dollars in lost ad revenue. CEO Lew Dickey also attributed losses during the quarter to lost L.A. Dodgers broadcasts and other factors.

It’s also possible that, since Limbaugh’s show is carried on hundreds more stations (a total of 600) than the 38 broadcast by Cumulus, the losses were spread around to a number of companies.

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