Cumulus Files Non-Compete Lawsuit Against Indiana Jock


The Indianapolis Star has the details about the suit Cumulus has filed against Amanda Rollen and Hoosier AM/FM, which operates five radio stations in Marion and four in Kokomo. Cumulus owns New Castle radio station WMDH-FM (NASH-FM 102.5). Cumulus alleges Rollen signed a “non-compete” agreeing not to work at any station “within a 50-mile radius” of NASH-FM’s transmitter for six months after leaving the New Castle station.

The transmitter for WXXC-FM (known as STAR 106.9) in Marion is 40 miles from the NASH-FM transmitter and the business address for several of Hoosier AM/FM’s Marion stations is 37 miles from the Springport transmitter. Rollen worked for NASH-FM until last Oct. 2 and the lawsuit alleges she began working for Hoosier on October 20 in “direct violation” of the non-compete.


  1. If your employer holds you to a non compete its a no win for them! Listeners mind. they Although most stations expect you to sign one its ridiculous to hold a person from moving on. If a jock is popular ($$) and sought after then pay them more to keep them happy. If the company does not keep their successful talent happy then they should allow them to seek better employment and dissolve the agreement. Ive been there. I ended up waiting my agreement time frame and they waited for me. It was an interesting learning experience. Non competes benefit companies not employees. So negotiate well before signing one!


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