People Moves 2/21

102.1 The Wave WWAV Fort walton BeachWes Styles has joined Community Broadcasters as Program Director of Variety Hits “102.1 The Wave” and Rock “103.1 The Blaze” WZLB Fort Walton Beach FL. Styles most recently served as PD for Midwest Family Broadcasting Rock 97.7 WQLZ Springfield IL until his exit last fall.

92.7 WQLZ Alice 97.7 WLCE Springfield Styles Kaytie Free Beer Hot Wings US Country Brian Kellie WUSWWhen Styles exited WQLZ, Ken Carson was brought aboard as OM/PD of WQLZ and News/Talk 970 WMAY. Carson has now exited for personal reasons and Mid-West Family is seeking a replacement here.

107.7 The Eagle SFR WSFR Louisville Future Bob Ric Owen CoxLee Cagle joins SummitMedia as Operations Manager for its Louisville cluster. Cagle spent the last five years as OM for Results Radio in Redding CA and has also programmed in Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, and Santa Maria. He replaces Shane Collins who exits the cluster with Cagle’s arrival.

Cumulus Media has hired Eric Jewell as General Sales Manager for its Kansas City cluster. Jewell transfers to Kansas City from iHeartMedia Memphis where he served as Senior VP/Sales. He has also served as Director of Sales for Entercom Gainesville FL and GM of Rocket City Broadcasting Huntsville AL.

Cumulus Media Westwood One Mary BernerCumulus Media announces that it has appointed veteran radio sales executive Eric Jewell as General Sales Manager of Cumulus Media-Kansas City. Jewell joins Cumulus from iHeartMedia-Memphis, TN, where he was Senior Vice President, Sales. He brings over 20 years of radio sales management experience to Cumulus, and has held leadership positions including Director of Sales for Entercom in Gainesville, FL, and General Manager of Rocket City Broadcasting in Huntsville, AL.

Donna Baker, Midwest Regional Vice President and Kansas City Market Manager, Cumulus Media, said: “Eric is a passionate leader with a history of delivering revenue goals while building strong teams and having fun doing it. Cumulus stations in Kansas City have enjoyed record-level audience growth. We are thrilled to welcome Eric to our talented GSM team to lead the expansion our sales force and create even more results for advertisers.”

Jewell said: “I am thrilled to join this outstanding Cumulus KC team. Creating the sales team expansion with the passion and excitement that these brands deserve is going to be fun, and we are going to move fast!”

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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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