Jackie Rinker Named Cumulus Pensacola Market Manager

Cumulus Media John Johnboy Crenshaw Grand Rapids YoungstownCumulus Media has appointed Jackie Rinker as Vice President/Market Manager for its Pensacola FL cluster.

Rinker most recently served as Market President for iHeartMedia Panama City and Tallahassee until exiting in the recent round of layoffs. She has also served as GSM for Cox Media in New Haven and Orlando, and Director of Sales for Treasure Coast Radio and Clear Channel Birmingham.

Previous Pensacola Market Manager Davey Willhoit is still listed in the position on the station websites. No word on his status with the company.

Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Jackie Rinker as Vice President and Market Manager for its five radio stations in Pensacola, FL. Rinker was previously Market President for iHeartMedia in Panama City and Tallahassee, FL, and prior to that, was Director of Sales/National Sales Manager for iHeartMedia/Clear Channel in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, AL. She has also held positions as Station Manager and Director of Sales for Treasure & Space Coast Radio and was GSM for stations in markets including New Haven, CT, and Orlando, FL.

Pete DeSimone, Regional Vice President, Cumulus Media, said: “Jackie is a great addition to our management team. We have very talented people in Pensacola and I’m confident Jackie’s leadership will help develop each to help the market reach its full potential.”
 
Rinker said: “I am very excited about the opportunity to work at Cumulus Media-Pensacola. I’ve already heard great things about the Pensacola staff and I have learned how proud these employees are to be a part of such a great company. I am impressed with the consistency of the implementation of a positive culture shift that started with CEO Mary Berner, which has come up in almost 100% of the conversations I’ve had with Cumulus Media staff at every level. This will serve its employees, listeners, and customers very well as this focused, collaborative, responsible, and empowering culture breeds great decision-making and execution. I am very happy to be a part of it.”

Cumulus Media operates Pensacola radio stations WRRX-FM (Magic 106.1), WXBM-FM (NASH FM 102.7), WJTQ-FM (Jet 100.7), WMEZ-FM (94.1), and WCOA_AM (NewsTalk 1370).

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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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