Plant Riverside District Launches New District Live Radio Broadcasting Studio

Featuring Live Broadcasts from Cumulus Media and Savannah State University

JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District’s Director of Entertainment Tyler Gray, left, welcomes WHCJ 90.3 FM Assistant Director Juanita Maria Oliver, center, and Tiger’s Roar TV Program Director William Martin, right, from Savannah State University to the new District Live Radio broadcast studio at Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Ga.

Plant Riverside District, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) and Savannah State University are pleased to announce the launch of District Live Radio, a new state-of-the-art broadcasting studio located at 400 W. River Street in Savannah, Ga. Cumulus Media and Savannah State University are both broadcasting live from the new 105-square-foot studio located in the Atlantic Building at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District.

“District Live Radio is part of our vision to offer a complete multimedia experience, from live performances by top artists at District Live to a full-service broadcast studio where artists can do radio or podcast interviews on-site,” said Tyler Gray, Director of Entertainment at JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District.

“Our new studio, which features oversized street-level windows so the public can observe daily live broadcasts, offers the highest quality digital equipment to provide an exceptional listening experience. Best of all, the studio will host a wide range of music, from classic rock and country music to jazz and gospel, so there truly is something for everyone.”

Cumulus Media is broadcasting live I-95 and KIX 96 shows from Plant Riverside District Thursdays through Saturdays, offering a selection of rock and country hits. Additional shows, podcasts and special events will also be broadcast throughout the year.

“This is an extremely exciting opportunity and quite a nod to the past,” said Eric Mastel, Regional Vice President and Market Manager at Cumulus Media.

“Radio stations used to be located on a city’s Main Street, with windows looking into the studios that allow listeners to watch the ‘magic’ of radio. Plus, it’s always fun to be in the middle of it all. Having a broadcast location at Plant Riverside District allows us to interact with our listeners on a very intimate level, while producing entertainment and music for locals and tourists alike.”

WHCJ (90.3 FM), the official Savannah State University radio station, is broadcasting live from the District Live Radio studio on Mondays and Tuesdays, playing a mix of jazz, reggae, gospel, blues, hip hop, soul, Latin and African music. The university welcomes the opportunity for heightened visibility downtown as well as increased exposure for college students who are interested in pursuing broadcasting careers.

“Broadcasting live from Plant Riverside District is appealing for Savannah State University because it provides another platform to engage our listenership and to acquaint those unfamiliar with the university and WHCJ with a rich and diverse listening experience,” said Sametria R. McFall, Ph.D., MPA, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Savannah State University.

“Savannah State is excited about this partnership, and we look forward to engaging the community through this new broadcasting space.”


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Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 406 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across more than 9,500 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. For more information, visit 


Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public Historically Black College and University in Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. Students select majors from 30 undergraduate and five graduate programs in four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. For more information, visit