No more printing 35,000 weekly copies of the magazine Cumulus purchased in 2014. The company says it’s still committed to NASH and will now use the money being lost printing the magazine into other NASH-branded products.
Content will still be produced by Editor-in-Chief Lisa Konicki and her staff and updated daily at Countryweekly.com. The last print issue will be April 22. No word on how many employees were let go but there were layoffs. Here’s the official statement from Cumulus.
“Following the issue on stands April 22nd, NASH Country Weekly will relaunch as NASH Country Daily, with country lifestyle content available exclusively digitally, via Cumulus’ extensive digital footprint, reaching over 1,000,000 country enthusiasts monthly. This obviously far exceeds the magazine’s current 35,000 print circulation and will enable more up-to-the minute distribution of content,” announced NCW Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Konicki, who will remain in her role with Nash Country Daily. Mike McVay, SVP of content and programming, Cumulus Media & Westwood One added, “This is a win-win. While enabling exponentially more country music fans to access NASH content, when and where they choose, it frees significant resources for us to laser-focus and double down on our investment in the properties and platforms of the powerful NASH brand that present the greatest growth potential. We remain deeply committed to NASH, proud of its cultural significance and influence in the country community and optimistic about its future.”