People Moves 5/8: Pair Of Appointments At Cumulus Detroit
Cumulus Media has made a pair of appointments at its Detroit cluster.
Marty Wall joins the cluster as Director of Marketing for Country “Nash-FM 93.1” WDRQ and Hot AC 96.3 WDVD. Wall spent the past two decades in Los Angeles working in television and advertising, but previously served as Promotions Director for WHTZ and WQHT New York and WRQX Washington DC in the 1980s.
Josh ‘Bru’ Brubaker has been promoted to Local Anchor for the “Ty, Kelly and Chuck” morning show on WDRQ. Brubaker had been serving as a production assistant and weekend host for the station since last year.
Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed veteran radio and television marketing executive Marty Wall as Director of Marketing, Cumulus Media-Detroit. Wall, a three time Billboard Magazine Radio Promotion Director of the Year recipient, brings more than 20 years experience to the cluster and will oversee all marketing initiatives for Country radio stations WDRQ/NASH FM 93.1 and NASH ICON/WDRQ-HD2, as well as Hot AC station 96.3 WDVD.
Robby Bridges, Director of FM Programming, Cumulus Media-Detroit, said: “Marty’s work at Z100 in New York is legendary. That, paired with his experience across the media landscape during his years in L.A., gives him the unique ability to connect audiences to station brands and brands to clients. He’s a relentless competitor whom I believe will be a game changer for our Detroit cluster. I’m looking forward to his working with me, Promotion Manager Rochelle Burk and Promo Director/Street Team Captain Adam Ficorelli.”
Wall said: “I am thrilled to join Cumulus and Robby’s team in one of the most competitive radio markets in America. I want to thank him and Mike Wheeler for the opportunity. Both NASH FM and WDVD are poised to move to the next level. I look forward to powering up the marketing and super focusing on upping our brand position in Detroit.”
After 20 years in Los Angeles working for top creative agencies and both domestic and international television networks, Wall recently returned to his hometown of Detroit to be closer to family. He credits much of his career success to mentors including Scott Shannon, Steve Kingston, Pat Martin and Alan Burns. Wall’s radio experience includes five years at Z100 in New York, the launch of WQHT Hot 97 in New York, and WRQX/Q107 in Washington, D.C.
Beasley Media Group has appointed Tim Robisch has Director of Sales for its Las Vegas cluster. He joins the company from Great Plains Media’s Lawrence KS cluster where he served as Regional Manager. He previously has served as General Manager for Susquehanna Media Kansas City, General Sales Manager for Entercom Norfolk and Cox Media Orlando, and Regional VP for Katz Media Group.
Beasley Media Group, LLC; a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces Tim Robisch has been named as the new Director of Sales for the company’s six station radio cluster, including KCYE-FM, KKLZ-FM, KDWN-FM, LITE 105.1FM, KOAS-FM and KVGS-FM in Las Vegas, Nevada. He will begin his new position on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Robisch most recently served as the Regional Manager for Great Plains Media in suburban Kansas City, In addition, he held sales and management positons with Cox Media Group, Entercom Communications, Susquehanna Radio Corporation and Katz Radio, where he served as a served Regional Vice President. His prior experience with Susquehanna and Great Plains included oversight of sports marketing and sales partnerships with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals and the University of Kansas.
“Tim has an outstanding track record of success and will be a valuable addition to our management team in Las Vegas,” said Dennis Gwiazdon, Vice President and Market Manager of Beasley Media Group Las Vegas. “His training, experience and leadership style are exactly what we need to achieve the goals we’ve set for ourselves.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Tim to the Beasley Media Group family,” said company Chief Operating Officer Brian Beasley.” His experience, combined with his passion for the radio industry, made him the perfect choice to lead the sales effort for our Las Vegas six station cluster.”
“It’s a privilege to join Beasley Media Group, a first-class broadcaster I have long admired,” said Robisch. “I appreciate the opportunity that Dennis Gwiazdon and Brian Beasley have given me and I’m excited about joining Dennis’ team in Las Vegas. I’m confident that the combination of our best-in-class platforms and our cluster of tremendous radio stations will propel results for our customers and propel revenue growth for the company.”
iHeartMedia has appointed Khatija Mohiuddin as General Sales Manager for CHR “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC and Urban 107.5 WGCI Chicago and Brian McGhee for the same duties at Urban AC “V103” 102.7 WVAZ and Gospel “Inspiration 1390” WGRB.
iHeartMedia Chicago announced today that Khatija Mohiuddin has been named General Sales Manager for 107.5 WGCI, Chicago’s No. 1 for Hip Hop and R&B, and 103.5 KISS FM, Chicago’s No. 1 Hit Music Station; and Brian McGhee has been named General Sales Manager for V103, Today’s R&B and Throwbacks, and Inspiration 1390, Music of Power and Praise, effective May 21. Both positions will report to Adam Kurtz, Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region.
iHeartMedia Chicago has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing six stations comprised of CHR, AC, Hip Hop and R&B, Country and Contemporary Inspirational music formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As General Sales Managers, Mohiuddin and McGhee will be responsible for managing sales opportunities for their respective brands and stations that deliver a strong return on investment for clients by utilizing iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, digital, social media, personalities and live events.
“We put a priority on recognizing our high performers with advancement opportunities and these two staff promotions are true testaments to Khatija’s and Brian’s leadership skills and ability to form strong client relationships,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia Market Group’s Chicago Region. “Brian’s expertise with heritage urban brands and Khatija’s continued track record of success will take our region to new heights.”
Mohiuddin most recently served as Local Sales Manager for 107.5 WGCI and Inspiration 1390. Prior to returning to iHeartMedia Chicago in 2016, she served as an Account Executive at WTMX-FM in Chicago. Mohiuddin began her sales career with iHeartMedia’s 93.9 LITE FM in 2005.
“I am so excited to begin this new chapter with iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region,” said Mohiuddin. “107.5 WGCI and 103.5 KISS FM are two amazing brands and I am honored to lead their sales efforts.”
McGhee most recently served as Sales Manager for 103.3 KLOU, Hallelujah 1600, 100.3 The Beat and Magic 103.7 in St. Louis. McGhee, a Waukegan, IL native, has previously held Account Executive and General Sales Manager positions for Max Media in Carbondale. He has also worked as an Account Executive for iHeartMedia Nashville.
“I couldn’t be more honored and excited to join the iHeartMedia Chicago Region,” said McGhee. “Their energy is contagious and the stations are iconic. I’m really looking forward to continuing the history of winning with such a smart and innovative leadership team.”