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John Crenshaw Moves To Youngstown As Cumulus OM

Cumulus Media John Johnboy Crenshaw Grand Rapids YoungstownCumulus Media has announced that John Crenshaw will transfer from Grand Rapids MI to Youngstown OH as Operations Manager.

Crenshaw currently serves as Program Director/Afternoon Host (on air as Johnboy) of Country “94.5 Nash-FM” WTNR and Regional Operations Manager for the company’s stations in Grand Rapids and northern Michigan. The move is a homecoming for the Edinburg OH native who joined Cumulus in August 2013. He has also previously programmed Clear Channel’s 92.3 WCOL Columbus

Cumulus Media announced today that it has appointed John Crenshaw as Operations Manager for its station group in Youngstown, OH. Crenshaw moves to his home state of Ohio from Grand Rapids, MI, where he was Regional Operations Manager for 10 Cumulus stations in Grand Rapids and northern Michigan, and Program Director of WTNR. A native of Edinburg, Ohio, Crenshaw started his successful radio career over 30 years ago at WOKG in Youngstown.

Gary Pizzati, Senior Vice President, Cumulus Media, said: “We’re thrilled to bring John back home and at the helm of station operations in Youngstown. John has roots in northeast Ohio which will be instrumental in our next phase of growth with our iconic brands.”  

Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming, Cumulus Media, said: “The level of experience and programming sophistication that John brings to the Mahoning Valley gives us an immediate advantage.”  

Crenshaw said: “As a native son of northeast Ohio, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be coming home to work with some of the best people and biggest brands in our industry.  My thanks to Mike McVay, Doug Hamand, Gary Pizzati, Bob Walker and Jeff Cartwright for making this move possible.”

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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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