Cumulus Media Appoints New Music Director and Afternoon Drive Host for 99.5 WZPL


Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that it has appointed Ryan Swiger (known on-air as “Crash”) as the new Music Director and Afternoon Drive host for Indianapolis Top 40 radio station 99.5 WZPL. Ryan will debut in Afternoons on WZPL on Thursday, September 1st, and will be heard Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm. 

An Indiana native, Swiger joins Cumulus Indianapolis after spending more than five years with Coast Radio Group as Program Director and Afternoon Host of Top 40 radio station WZNF-FM in Gulfport, MS. Swiger previously worked in Indianapolis as on-air talent at Radio One Top 40 radio station WNOW-FM, hosting nights and then afternoons. Other stops in Swiger’s radio career include Charlotte, NC, Terre Haute, IN, and Vincennes, IN. 

Jimmy Steele, WZPL Program Director, said: “Crash rose above several qualified and talented candidates. He is seasoned, battle tested, and brings the skills both as a music director and PM drive air talent. We can’t wait to welcome Crash to ‘ZPL and our Cumulus Indianapolis team!” 

Swiger said: “I was fortunate to get to hone my skills at WZNF in Gulfport for the past five and a half years. I worked alongside a great staff and learned a lot. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my career, and excited to be a part of the team at WZPL in Indianapolis. Thanks to Jimmy Steele, Chuck Fredrick and all involved at Cumulus for providing me with this opportunity to develop my skills in the industry and learn from the terrific team at Cumulus!”