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Cumulus Upends Montgomery Programming Team

I92 92.3 WLWI-FM Montgomery Cumulus MediaCumulus Media has made multiple changes to its Montgomery AL programming team.

Wes McShay exits as Operations Manager of the cluster and Program Director of Country 92.3 WLWI-FM. He is succeeded as OM by Rick Hendrick, PD of Classic Rock “95.1 The Fox” WXFX. Greg Thomas joins the company as WLWI-FM’s new Program Director from Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa where he served as OM of that company’s five station cluster.

Joe Hunk joins the cluster from sister 94.5 WJOX-FM Birmingham as PD of “SportsRadio 740” WMSP and News/Talk 1440 WLWI replacing the departing Bob Wooddy. Hunk will also debut a local afternoon show on WMSP. He currently a co-hosts 6-8pm show with Jon Lunceford at WJOX-FM.

Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Rick Hendrick to Operations Manager for its six-station cluster in Montgomery, AL. In addition to his new role, Hendrick will retain his responsibilities as Program Director of WXFX. Cumulus also announces the appointment of two new program directors for the cluster, effective September 19, 2016. Greg Thomas will join Cumulus Media-Montgomery as Program Director for its heritage country station WLWI-FM and Joe Hunk will join Cumulus Media-Montgomery as Program Director of WMSP Sports and WLWI-AM News Talk. Hunk will also be on-air as Afternoon Drive Host on WMSP, replacing the syndicated Doug Gottlieb show.

Thomas has spent the past 14 years as the Operations Manager of Townsquare Media’ s five-station cluster in Tuscaloosa, AL. Hunk joins Cumulus from WJOX 94.5 FM Sports Radio in Birmingham.

Marvin Kopman, Vice President/Market Manager of Cumulus Media-Montgomery said: “The passion, energy and talent of these three programming professionals are undeniable and together, they will create a strong force for programming excellence in Montgomery radio. Rick was a natural choice to lead our cluster operations as Operations Manager, with his leadership skills and experience within our cluster and community. Both Greg and Joe are tremendous additions to our programming team, and we welcome them and look forward to their contributions.”

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