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Cumulus Makes New York Programming Appointements

Cumulus New York 95.5 WPLJ John Foxx 94.7 Nash-FM WNSH Melony Torres Mike AllanCumulus Media is shuffling its programming team at its New York music stations.

John Foxx has been named Program Director of Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH filling the opening created by the move of Brian Thomas to WLS-FM Chicago last July. Foxx had been serving as Assistant PD/Afternoon Host of Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ after previously holding the PD reigns of both WNSH and WPLJ. Foxx will continue to host afternoons on WPLJ.

Mike Allan has been promoted from Music Coordinator of WPLJ to Assistant PD of both WNSH and WPLJ. Melony Torres, who had been hosting middays at 107.3 WRQX Washington prior to its relaunch as “Mix 107.3” moves to New York as Music Director and late night host at WPLJ. Torres replaces the syndicated Zach Sang & The Gang in that daypart.

Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed programming professional John Foxx as Program Director for NASH FM 94.7 New York.

Concurrently, Cumulus announces that it has promoted Mike Allan, Music Coordinator for 95.5 WPLJ New York, to Assistant Program Director for NASH FM 94.7 and 95.5 WPLJ. Cumulus also announces that it has promoted Melony Torres, former Assistant Program Director/Music Director/Middays Host for WRQX in Washington, D.C., to Music Director and Late Night Host for 95.5 WPLJ New York. The appointments are effective immediately.

Foxx takes Program Director reins at NASH FM 94.7 after serving as Program Director for 95.5 WPLJ since 2012. Prior to that, he was Program Director on On-Air Host at Cumulus station i93 in Dallas. Foxx has held programming positions for Cumulus in Colorado, and for stations in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Albany, NY.

Allan held promotions, production and Midday Host positions at Cumulus Westchester’s WFAS from 2004-2013 before joining NASH FM 94.7 and 95.5 WPLJ as Music Coordinator in 2015.

Torres held programming positions at WOMX/Orlando, WSJT/Tampa, and WJHM/Orlando,and was National Director, Promotion for Epic Records before joining WRQX/Washington, D.C.

Foxx said: “The passion and commitment the Country music fans and artists have for this lifestyle makes this an exciting and unique opportunity like no other… Being a part of the FORCE is what energizes me! I’m excited to be back! Mike McVay, Chad Lopez, and Charlie Cook have created an amazing environment to do great radio. NASH FM 94.7 is a special brand in the greatest city in the world!”

Allan said: “Being given the opportunity to work as APD at two of Cumulus’ New York City stations is a dream come true. I’m pumped to continue to work with John Foxx and Gillette on a daily basis. Thanks to Mike McVay and Chad Lopez for the opportunity and confidence. 2016 is going to be a great year for Cumulus New York.”

Torres said: “When I started as a Promotion Assistant in 2006 it was always my goal to make it to New York one day… 10 years later, here I am! Big thanks to Mike McVay, Chad Lopez and Gillette for giving me this opportunity.”

Gillette, Program Director, 95.5 WPLJ said: “This is a wonderful, well-deserved affirmation for John Foxx. He has been an amazing partner to me since my arrival. But he is hardly leaving 95.5 PLJ bereft. I’m delighted we’re able to elevate Mike Allan, who has been part of the inner circle for this legendary brand at 2 Penn for almost three years, and whose familiarity with the new Cumulus culture here should meld nicely with Melony Torres’ remarkable musical acumen and outstanding industry relationships. We’re like the new year’s new 3 Musketeers. Plus, John is right down the hall to swoop in like D’Artagnan should we need him.”

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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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