Cumulus Media has hired former Lincoln Financial Media SVP/Programming John Dimick as VP/Programming Operations.
Dimick will report directly to SVP/Content and Programming Mike McVay and joins Doug Hamand and Greg Frey as a VP/PO. Since the closing of Lincoln Financial Media following its sale to Entercom last year, Dimick has been running a chain of AAMCO stores in the Atlanta area. He joined Lincoln in 2007 after spending three years programming “Hot 97” WQHT New York.
Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed 35-year radio veteran John Dimick as Vice President, Programming Operations. Dimick joins the Cumulus corporate programming resources team on June 1, 2016, and will report to Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming. Dimick was previously Senior Vice President, Programming and Operations for Lincoln Financial Media, where he was responsible for the oversight of station brands, digital development, PPM and audience strategies. Over the course of his career, Dimick has programmed stations in markets across the country, including: Salt Lake City; Columbus, OH; Seattle; San Diego and New York City.
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming, Cumulus Media said: “John Dimick brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position. He joins Doug Hamand and Greg Frey as a VPPO. The three of them, along with our format specialists and analysts, will provide even more tools to our managers and PD’s to employ when programming their stations.”
Dimick said: “I’m very happy that Mike McVay wouldn’t buy my ‘retirement from the industry’ thinking! What the new senior management team at Cumulus is building is extraordinary and compelling. I am flattered that Mike and Bob Walker believe I can help advance the growth and success of the stations and the remarkable Cumulus platform. Joining the corporate programming team with people like Greg Frey, Doug Hamand, Dr. Ed Cohen, Val Garris, Ralph Cipolla and the other pros at Cumulus is very exciting.”