People Moves 1/17


Saga Communications has made a few programming moves the past few days.

101.9 WPOR PortlandCrash Poteet joins Country 101.9 WPOR Portland ME as Brand Manager and afternoon host. Most recently in the same role at West Virginia Radio Corporation’s 96.1 WKWS Charleston WV, Poteet has also programmed 96.3 KSCS and “96.7 The Twister” KTYS Dallas, “101.9 The Twister” KTST Oklahoma City, and 98.5 KVOO Tulsa in his career.


Gabe Carrillo leaves his roles as Program Director and Morning Host at CHR “Z95.5” WFIZ Odessa/Ithaca NY to join sister “Energy 106.9” WNRG-FM Brookfield/Milwaukee WI as Brand Manager. He succeeds Jeremy ‘Cousin Ed’ Schulz who remains with the station as afternoon host.


Carrillo’s spot in Ithaca was quickly filled by Mike ‘McCabe’ Kerr. Kerr had been working in-house as a weekend/fill-in personality across the Saga Ithaca cluster as well as at Entercom CHR’s “98 PXY” WPXY Rochester and “Kiss 98.5” WKSE Buffalo. He also served as a Contract Engineer for stations across upstate New York.


Cumulus Media is seeking an Operations Manager for its Indianapolis cluster who will also program Country 95.5 WFMS.

Cumulus Media-Indianapolis is looking for a star Program Director/Operations Manager with strong Country experience for our dynamic cluster. Winning candidate will be responsible for all programming of WFMS-FM, one of America’s most storied Country stations with a passionate following, and for helping to grow our dominant Classic Hits station WJJK and our exciting new CHR station ENeRGY 93.9.

The WFMS PD/OM will be responsible for leading WFMS to continued market dominance through precise music curation and scheduling; expert coaching of a veteran, winning air staff; and development of eye and ear catching promotions, NTR events-concerts and contests; finding new ways to increase ratings and revenue while ensuring WFMS remains essential to the people of Indianapolis and Central Indiana. If this sounds like the job you’ve prepared for and aspired to for your whole career, we want to talk to you!

We are interested in discussing this leadership opportunity with talented programming professionals with at least five years of experience as a PD/OM who have a winning ratings history. You must have excellent oral and written communications skills, and a proven ability to collaborate with internal and external contacts. We’re looking for a creative team builder, team player and leader. If that’s you, contact us now!

Resumes, ratings history, references and mp3 should be sent in confidence to Tom.Stemlar@cumulus.com with the subject line “Indianapolis PD”.


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  1. Crash has also worked at KJKT 102.5 in Joplin. He got the “Crash” nickname after he wrecked the station van!

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