Cumulus Country “Nash-FM 99.1” KXKC New Iberia/Lafayette LA has appointed Bobby Novosad as Program Director.
The appointment comes as Novosad begins his 33rd year at sister CHR 94.5 KSMB where he currently serves as Brand Manager and Morning Host. He succeeds Kris Van Dyke who recently exited as PD/Midday Host at KXKC.
Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted seasoned programming professional Bobby Novosad to Program Director of KXKC-FM/NASH FM 99.1, Acadiana’s Country Music Leader. The promotion expands Novosad’s leadership role in the Cumulus Media-Lafayette station cluster. Novosad retains his duties as Brand Manager and Morning Host of Cumulus Media-Lafayette’s Top 40 station, KSMB-FM, a position he has held for over 32 years.
Scott Chiasson, Vice President and Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Lafayette, said: “I am very excited to promote Bobby to Program Director of KXKC-NASH FM 99.1. Bobby has been a generational staple in the Lafayette metro area and is a fantastic radio guy. His deep experience and understanding of the way a winning station should sound is already having an impact. This is great for Bobby, Cumulus, our loyal listeners and the community we serve.”
Novosad said: “It’s hard to fathom that I started my 33rd year this week at KSMB. From part-time on Sundays to Middays/Promotions Director, Assistant Music Director, Music Director, APD to PD, I have enjoyed it all and still do. KSMB continues to be the market powerhouse in Lafayette, LA. My staff is beyond amazing, Karli Guidry is the perfect co-host, and our ratings are through the stratosphere.”
He added: “That said, I am beyond excited to add to that success as Program Director of NASH FM 99.1. I love challenges and this is one I couldn’t turn down. Thanks to Scott Chiasson, Pat Galloway, Greg Frey, Mike McVay, Charlie Cook and Cat Thomas for this opportunity.”