Cumulus Media has announced that it has appointed two radio management executives to VP/Market Manager posts in the Huntsville, AL, and Bridgeport, CT, markets.

John Lewis

John Lewis rejoins Cumulus Media as newly named Vice President/Market Manager for its Huntsville, AL, radio station group. Lewis steps into the role concurrent with the retirement of former Cumulus Media-Huntsville Vice President/Market Manager, Ray Nelson. The appointment marks Lewis’ return to Cumulus Media, where he started his radio career as Market Manager of Cumulus Media-Albany, GA, in 2009. He was subsequently Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media’s Pensacola, FL, Lexington, KY, and Memphis, TN, station groups, and was Vice President/Regional Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Chattanooga, TN. Lewis rejoins Cumulus from USA Today/Gannett Media, where he was Senior Director, Sales, in Knoxville, TN.

Steve Chessare

Stephen Chessare joins Cumulus Media as Vice President/Market Manager for the company’s Bridgeport, CT, radio stations. Chessare has over 30 years’ experience in radio management and sales and was previously Vice President/Market Manager for Greater Media-Detroit. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Sales, for Westwood One, and also served Clear Channel in New York as General Sales Manager and CBS Radio Sales as Vice President/General Manager.