A New Report on Cumulus comes out as soon as some of the Cumulus stations flip to K-Love recently plus pending approval for Meruelo Media to get KLOS-FM in Los Angeles.

The debt prepayment is being funded by the net proceeds of the previously announced sale of six radio stations to Educational Media Foundation, which closed on May 31, 2019, for $103.5 million in cash, as well as cash on hand generated from operations. Separately, the Company previously announced it had entered into an agreement to sell KLOS-FM in Los Angeles to Meruelo Media for $43 million in cash. That transaction is still expected to close in the third quarter, and its net proceeds will also be used to pay down debt.

Mary G. Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cumulus Media, said, “In our ongoing efforts to strengthen the business, Cumulus has been relentlessly focused on executing our key strategic priorities and meeting our financial objectives. The milestone we achieved today — $200 million of debt reduction in the first year since we emerged from Chapter 11 — resulted from those efforts and is another example of the progress we continue to make in implementing our business plan.”