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KATM Appoints Andy Winford As Program Director

Andy Winford Kat Country 103 103.3 KATM ModestoCumulus Country “Kat Country 103” 103.3 KATM Modesto CA has named Andy Winford as its new Program Director.

Winford joins KATM from the Brand Manager position at Townsquare Media Rock 94.5 KATS-FM and News/Talk 1280 KIT Yakima WA. He has also programmed for Townsquare Billings, Rogers Media Edmonton, and iHeartMedia in Fresno and San Luis Obispo.

He fills the opening created by Nikki Thomas’ move to Cumulus’ 107.7 WIVK Knoxville in August,

Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Andy Winford to Program Director of KAT Country/KATM-FM in Modesto/Stockton, CA. Winford joins Cumulus Media from Townsquare Media-Yakima, WA, where he was Brand Manager of KIT-AM and KATS-FM. Prior to that, he was Brand Manager for Townsquare Media’s Billings, MT, station group. Winford previously held programming positions including: Program Director of KHBN/91.7 The Bounce in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Program Director for KKBZ-FM and KHIT-FM in Fresno, CA; Director of FM Programming for iHeart Media/Clear Channel in San Luis Obispo, CA; and Program Director of KURQ and KSTT in Modesto, CA.

Bob Berger, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Modesto/Stockton said: “KAT Country has been a great radio station for nearly 25 years. What makes it great is the people that have been and are a part of it today.  Andy Winford will bring us fresh ears and ideas, and I know that he will work to support the great talent we have in place.  I am excited to see KAT Country’s growth in serving our community in the coming years.”

Richard Perry, Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Modesto/Stockton said: “KAT Country has a long history of ratings dominance, but has only been led by a handful of PD’s. All of them did great things here. I look forward to Andy adding his name to the short list of PD’s who have made KAT Country special.:

Winford said: “I want to thank VP/Market Manager Bob Berger and Operations Manager Richard Perry for giving me the opportunity to be the leader of one of America’s truly great radio stations as evidenced by its previous CMA and ACM Station of the Year Awards. I’m truly humbled and I can’t wait to start collaborating with the fantastic talent that’s ruled over Modesto-Stockton for the last decade and become part of KAT Country 103’s rich history.”

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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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