Paul Cannell Joins Cumulus New Orleans To Program WRKN/WZRH

Alt 92.3 WRKN Nash 106.1 The Underground WZRH New Orleans Baton RougeCumulus Media has hired Paul Cannell as Program Director of Alternative “Alt 92.3” Laplace/New Orleans and Country “Nash-FM 106.1” WRKN Picayune MS.

Cannell most recently programed Sunrise Broadcasting Alternative “Modern Rock 98.7” WRMR Jacksonville NC. His programming career includes stops at WMFX Columbia SC, KOOJ Baton Rouge, KTUX Shreveport, and WKLR Richmond VA. He also has worked in the New Orleans market previously as Digital Content Director for Entercom Classic Rock “Bayou 95.7” WKBU.

Cumulus Media announces that Paul Cannell has been appointed as Program Director for New Orleans radio stations Alt 92.3 /WZRH-FM, and NASH FM 106.1/WRKN. The appointment is effective August 14, 2017.

Cannell is an experienced programming professional, and has served as Program Director and On-Air Personality for stations including: WRMR, Wilmington, NC; WMFX, Columbia, SC; WKLR, Richmond, VA; KOOJ, Baton Rouge, LA; and KTUX, Shreveport, LA. He was also Digital Managing Editor for WKBU, New Orleans, and for Townsquare Media’s six stations in Shreveport, LA.
  
Pat Galloway, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New Orleans, said: “Paul will be a great addition to an incredible team and will lead us on to incredible success for both Alt 92.3 and NASH 106.1. I am fortunate to have already worked with Paul in the past and love his collaborative management style. Paul knows New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Gulf South and loves the area! Alt 92.3 is simply on fire in the ratings and I’m confident Paul will simply enhance its performance.”

Cannell said: “How often does this happen?  A chance to go home to your favorite city and program not one, but two incredible radio stations?!? I can’t wait to work with Pat Galloway again – I know we’re going to have a great time shaking up radio in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Gulf Coast! Many thanks to Pat, Troy Hanson, Doug Hamand, Mike McVay, and all at Cumulus Media for this amazing opportunity!”

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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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