Cumulus Media has appointed Christopher ‘Boomer’ Layfield as Operations Manager for its Indianapolis cluster and Program Director of Country 95.5 WFMS.
Boomer most recently served as Program Director of iHeartMedia CHR “Channel 96.1” WHQC and Variety Hits “102.9 The Lake” WLKO Charlotte NC until his exit in January. He has also programmed for iHeart in St. Louis, Richmond, San Diego, and Nashville during his career.
In addition to programming WFMS, Boomer will serve as Operations Manager overseeing recently launched CHR “Energy 93.9” WYRG and Classic Hits 104.5 WJJK. Those two stations will continue to be programmed by Jay Michaels.
Layfield fills the opening created by Stephen Guittari’s exit in January.
Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed radio programming professional Christopher “Boomer” Layfield as Operations Manager for its three-station group in Indianapolis, IN, and Program Director for Country-formatted WFMS-FM. Layfield heads to Indianapolis from Charlotte, NC, where he was Program Director for iHeartMedia. He has also held programming positions in markets including: St. Louis, MO, Richmond, VA, San Diego, CA, and Nashville, TN.
Tom Stemlar, Vice President and Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Indianapolis, said: “We are so lucky to be able to add a programming star of Boomer’s caliber to help us continue to outgrow a very competitive Indianapolis radio market.”
Layfield said: “Cumulus has assembled quite a talented team in Indianapolis getting great results with a pair of the market’s iconic radio brands in Classic Hits WJJK and Country WFMS, as well as the exciting new CHR Energy 93.9. For me, it’s a privilege and a thrill to join such a thriving operation in one of America’s great cities and work alongside such passionate people to elevate these brands even higher…I can’t wait to get started! I have to thank Indianapolis VP/Market Manager Tom Stemlar, Cumulus VP/Programming Operations Doug Hamand and Cumulus EVP/Content & Programming Mike McVay for this incredible opportunity.