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Ron Parker Joins WLS-FM For Afternoons

Brian Thomas 94.7 WLS-FM John Records Landecker 94.7 NashFM WNSH New YorkCumulus Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago has named Ron Parker as its new afternoon host.

Parker, best known for his long runs at 107.5 KLDE Houston and 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, debuts today in the 3-7pm time slot. At the latter he worked for current WLS-FM PD Brian Thomas. Parker has also worked at 99.7 KFRC San Francisco and most recently has been filling-in at SiriusXM and Cumulus Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH New York.

Cumulus Media announces that it has named veteran radio broadcaster Ron Parker as Afternoon Host for 94.7 WLS-FM in Chicago. Parker debuts today, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. CST. Previously, Parker was on-air at NASH FM 94.7/WNSH-FM in New York City and was a #1 Host in two different dayparts on WCBS-FM in New York City. He also was on-air for various channels on Sirius XM Radio. In addition, Parker has held on-air and programming posts in markets including: San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Tallahassee.

Brian Thomas, 94.7 WLS-FM Program Director, said: “Ron is one of the premier talents of the Classic Hits format and has always achieved ratings success.”

Parker said: “This is a great opportunity and I really want to thank Mike McVay and Market Manager Peter Bowen and I look forward to working with Brian Thomas again and who didn’t grow up listening to the legendary WLS…”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of 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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  1. Profile photo of troygud1

    Ron Parker used to work for 93Q in Houston before it went Country.

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