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Cumulus Media’s Glory 98.5/WBZF-FM Honored for Gospel Radio Excellence With Three Spin Awards

Cumulus Media (Nasdaq: CMLS) announces that its popular Florence, SC, Gospel radio station Glory 98.5/WBZF-FM has been honored with three Spin Awards, the biggest event in Gospel radio honoring those who spin the Gospel message. Glory 98.5 took home the Spin Award for Small Market Radio Station of the Year.

Glory 98.5 on-air personality and PM Drive host Trey Nickelson won the Spin Award for Small Market Personality/Announcer of the Year, and Nickelson’s weekday afternoon radio program, Trey Nickelson in the Afternoons, received the Spin Award for Best Radio Show. 

Nickelson can be heard Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm on Glory 98.5. The Spin Awards were presented at a live ceremony in Atlanta on Saturday, October 29, 2022. 

Craig Dalla Riva, Regional Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Florence, and Myrtle Beach, SC, said: “I was thrilled upon hearing that Glory 98.5 has been recognized as Small Market Radio Station of the Year… Then I was told that Glory 98.5 PM drive host Brother Trey was selected as Best Radio Show and Small Market Personality/Announcer of The Year – WOW! I just can’t stop smiling. 

Everyone’s hard work on Glory has always been evident in its market-leading ratings, but to receive accolades like these makes me burst with pride! This is a huge honor for Cumulus of Florence and all our staff, on and off the air. Thank you, Spin Awards!” 

Trey Nickelson commented: “To God be the glory! I count it as a blessing to be a part of the amazing WBZF brand in Florence. I want to thank my mother, who’s been behind my career since I can remember.

She took me to and from radio stations to shadow broadcasters at 8 years old, which later opened the door to my radio career.

At 15 years old, I was blessed to go from board operator to Webmaster, to promotions, and ultimately, to programming. I’m forever grateful to Craig Dalla Riva, Matt Scurry, and Kenny Smoov for the opportunity.

Shout out to the dopest team… Mike Chandler, Tara J, and Robyn! We are ALWAYS ready to hit the road in our community. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!” 

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