McVay, Mike

McVay, Mike

President at McVay Media

Mike McVay is President of McVay Media, a full-service consulting firm, that specializes in content creation, network/syndication/radio programming, podcast creation and development, digital content, talent coaching and unique media strategy design.

McVay was most recently the Executive Vice President of Content and Programming for Cumulus Media and Westwood One. In his role he oversaw the programming for CUMULUS’ 425 owned radio stations and Westwood One, the company’s national syndication arm.  He had oversight of the Westwood One Podcast Network and associated networks NBC Sports and CBS Sports Radio.

McVay is a 40-year programmer with national and local consulting, management, ownership, sales, programming, podcasting, on-air talent coaching and on-air experience. He has also developed and launched several nationally syndicated network programs. Additionally, Mike serves as an international radio consultant programming and consulting media companies around the world. He was a founding partner in the company now known as Futuri Media. He is known as the co-creator, with Delilah Renee Ortega, of the nationally syndicated radio show “Delilah.” He was instrumental in the launch of The John Tesh Show as a daily syndicated radio program.

McVay has received numerous awards and acknowledgements. He is a recipient of the prestigious Rockwell Award, received the inaugural Innovation in Music & Media Award in 2017, was ranked #4 among “America’s Top Programmers” by Radio Ink magazine, is #14 on Radio Ink’s “Top-40 Most Powerful Broadcaster” list, was named one of the “Titans of Talk” by NTS magazine every year 2012-2019, and was named “Corporate Programmer of the Year” by the Worldwide Radio Summit in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. He also received the first ever Worldwide Radio Summit Lifetime Achievement Award on June 15, 2020. 

Since January 2018, he has been a member of the Long-term Steering Committee for the Radio Show, which is produced by the NAB and RAB. McVay is on the board of directors for The Alliance for Women in Media, on the Board for the Country Radio Broadcasters, and the Co-Chair for the Gracie Awards. He is also a former member of the board of directors for the Country Music Association (CMA), and the Radio Hall of Fame & Museum, He is a past chairman of the Radio Show Steering Committee for the 2017 NAB/RAB Convention.

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