Cumulus Media Appoints New Program Director for WJJK-FM and WNDX-FM in Indianapolis


Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Mike “Killabrew” Mondell as Program Director for Indianapolis Classic Hits radio station WJJK-FM and Rock station WNDX-FM. The appointment is effective Monday, May 9, 2022. 

Mondell joins Cumulus Indianapolis after a notable run with iHeartMedia, where he served as Director of Rock Programming for the Washington, D.C., cluster and, more recently, as Senior Vice President of Programming for the company’s Indianapolis group. Earlier stops in Mondell’s career include Program Director positions in Tampa and Des Moines with oversight of multiple stations in each market. 

“WJJK is already a market-leading, ratings-winning and revenue-generating radio staple in this town and the recent uptick of ratings success for WNDX is exciting to see,” said Christopher “Boomer” Layfield, Operations Manager, Cumulus Indianapolis. “Installing an experienced and dynamic programming leader with Mike’s expertise is a huge win for these stations. He’s got an infectious passion for creating great radio and a clear strategy to expand our footprint in the social and digital spheres, while also elevating our NTR game, all for the benefit of our listeners and advertisers. It’s a thrill to add him to our programming roster.”  

Mondell commented: “I’m ecstatic to be joining the incredible team and exceptional line-up of powerful brands at Cumulus Indianapolis! A huge thanks to Chuck Fredrick, Boomer, Dave Milner, Doug Hamand, Troy Hanson, and Jon Laing for their passion, vision, and trust. I can’t wait to lead WJJK and WNDX for years to come.” 


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