Senior Vice President Gary Pizzati will retire from Cumulus and from radio after 30 years in the business. His final day will be August 31. Cumulus will not be filling the position after Pizzati departs.
After stints behind the mic hosting morning and afternoon drive, as well as various programming positions, Pizzati joined Cumulus in 1998 as Market Manager in Augusta. He became an SVP in 2005 with responsibility for 27 markets, including two of the company’s largest markets. He was also honored as a “Best Manager in Radio” twice by Radio Ink.
Pizzati said, “The past 30 years in radio and 18 with Cumulus have been extremely rewarding. I truly love radio and all the amazing people who power this exciting industry. It’s been a part of my life since my teens and has been a remarkable journey that started from my days on air.”
Mary Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cumulus Media, said: “Known as a strong leader, teacher, and consummate radio guy, Gary’s contributions to Cumulus cannot be overstated. He will be greatly missed by his Cumulus colleagues.”