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Chris Kellogg Named Cumulus Fort Walton Beach OM

Coast 93.3 WNCV Fort Walton Beach Chris Kellogg Cumulus ColumbiaChris Kellogg is transferring after twelve years from Cumulus’ Columbia MO properties to Fort Walton Beach FL.

Kellogg will serve as Operations Manager for Cumulus’ five station cluster and PD of News/Talk 1260 WFTW and AC “Coast 93.3” WNCV. He will also co-host WNCV’s morning show with Lisa Captain.

Kellogg spent the last twelves years as OM of Cumulus’ cluster in Columbia. Hayden Green, who had been serving as OM of the Cumulus Fort Walton Beach cluster will remain as PD/Afternoon Host at CHR “Z96” 96.5 WZNS.

Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Chris Kellogg as Operations Manager for its five-station cluster in Fort Walton Beach, FL, where he will oversee operations for WKSM-FM (Rock), WNCV-FM (AC), WYZB-FM (Country) WZNS-FM (Top 40) and WFTW-AM (News/Talk). He will also serve as Program Director for WNCV and WFTW and On-Air Co-Host of the WNCV morning show with Co-Host Lisa Captain.

Kellogg moves to Fort Walton Beach from Columbia, MO, where he was Operations Manager for Cumulus Media-Columbia/Jefferson City for the past 12 years, overseeing 101.5 KPLA, News Talk 1400 KFRU, News Talk 1240 KLIK, COOL 97.5, NASH FM 100.1, Q 106.1, Classic Hits Z 104.1 and 102.3 BXR. Kellogg has deep experience in programming formats including: Adult Contemporary, News Talk, Classic Hits, Oldies, Classic Rock, AAA and Country.

Previous OM Hayden Green will continue to program Top 40 station WZNS/Z96 as full-time Program Director, a position he has held for the past 16 years. Green also remains on-air as Host for Afternoon Drive on Z96. He has served the station cluster in a number of different roles since 1993.
 
Pete DeSimone, Regional Vice President, Cumulus Media, said: “The addition of Chris to our team will afford us the additional focus we need to continue to grow our ratings and revenue. We are excited to have the collective firepower of this dynamic programming team at work for our brands, listeners and advertisers in Fort Walton Beach/Destin.”

Kellogg said: “Pete has created a terrific atmosphere in Fort Walton Beach/Destin to foster radio excellence and I appreciate his confidence in me. I’m excited to collaborate with the programming team and create an engaging morning show with Lisa Captain for WNCV listeners.” 

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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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