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Nash Director of Programming John Shomby Adds WKDF Duties

103.3 Nash-FM WKDF Nashville Heather Davis Becca WallsJohn Shomby will add Program Director duties for Cumulus Country “103.3 Nash-FM” WKDF Nashville on on top of his duties as Director of Programming for all of the company’s NASH branded programming based in the city.

Shomby succeeds Charlie Cook as WKDF Program Director. Cook remains in place as Cumulus Media’s VP/Country, VP/Operations for Cumulus Nashville, and Program Director of “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM. Shomby joined Cumulus in February 2016 as NASH Director of Programming overseeing the Ty, Kelly and Chuck morning show, NASH Nights Live, Blair Garner Show, and American Country Countdown.

Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted John Shomby to Program Director of NASH FM 103.3 (WKDF) in Nashville; in addition to the NASH Director of Programming position he has held with Cumulus Media for the past year and half.

Charlie Cook continues as VP/Country for Cumulus Media as well as the VP of Operations for Cumulus Media-Nashville with continued oversight of WKDF, and as the Program Director for 95.5 NASH ICON (WSM-FM).

Shomby has more than 43 years’ experience in radio programming and management. He joined Cumulus Media in February 2016 as the NASH Director of Programming based in Nashville. Prior to that, he was with Max Media Hampton Roads where he was Operations Manager for their five-station cluster. Shomby also held positions with KLIF Radio, KAAM/KZPS in Dallas and Cumulus’s seven-station cluster in Augusta.

Cook said: “John has done a superb job of managing the launch of morning show Ty, Kelly and Chuck on the NASH brand as well as overseeing the nationally syndicated shows NASH Nights Live and The Blair Garner Show, heard locally on WKDF in Nashville. This new position is a logical next step as we continue to grow our country platform.”

Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-Nashville said: “Charlie is the cornerstone of our country strategy. His unparalleled knowledge, leadership, and passion for country music will continue to drive our success. With that, he and I are excited to expand John’s duties to PD of WKDF in Nashville. John’s experience in country, CHR, syndication, working with big personalities, and making a difference in the community makes him a great fit for Nashville and this iconic brand.”

Shomby said: “Charlie is providing me with a great opportunity and I appreciate the vote of confidence from him, Allison Warren, and Mike McVay, Cumulus and Westwood One EVP, Content and Programming. I look forward to working with the WKDF team and continuing to build on the success of NASH FM 103.3 (WKDF).”

McVay added: “Charlie and John make a great team. I see this as a win-win for the market, Westwood One and for Cumulus.”

Cumulus’ radio properties in Nashville include: WWTN, WQQK, WKDF, WSM-FM, WGFX, and Titans Radio Network.

Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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