Jerry Mac Takes PD Reigns Of WKKO Toledo as Gary Shores Focuses On Mornings

K100 Toledo 99.9 WKKOAfter announcing in February his intent to step down as Program Director of Cumulus Country “K100” 99.9 WKKO Toledo OH, Gary Shores has found his replacement in Jerry Mac.

Mac joins WKKO from the Operations Manager position at Community Broadcasters in Elmira NY, which he has held since January 2015. Mac has previously held Program Director positions for Clear Channel Youngstown OH and NextMedia Canton OH, served as Operations Manager for NextMedia Wilmington NC, Assistant Program Director for Leighton Broadcasting St. Cloud MN, and worked on-air in Asheville NC and Pittsburgh.

Shores has been with WKKO since 1975 and has served as Program Director since 1985.

Cumulus Media announces that WKKO-FM/K100 Program Director and Morning Show Host, Gary Shores, will pass the Program Director reins for the popular Toledo, OH, Country station to Ohio native Jerry Mac, who joins K100 from Community Broadcasters in Elmira, NY, where he was Operations Manager. Shores, who has programmed K100 for the past 33 years and has been with the station for a total of 43 years, will continue as Host of Mornings on K100, Toledo’s #1 Morning Show. Mac will assume the Program Director position for K100 on June 11.

Mac, an 18-year radio programming professional, previously held radio programming and on-air positions in markets including: Hendersonville, NC; St. Cloud, MN; Youngstown, OH; Canton, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and Wilmington, NC.

Andy Stuart, Regional Vice President and Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Toledo, OH, and Monroe, MI, said: “We celebrate and honor Gary Shore’s unprecedented and highly successful run as K100 Program Director. Gary has been an essential part of the station’s continued growth and popularity, and we are deeply grateful for his dedication and contributions over the past 43 years and counting. We are thrilled Gary will stay on as Host of K100 Mornings!”

Gary Shores said: “After 43 years in this building, 33 as PD, it’s bittersweet for me to pass the keys to a new PD, but I feel it’s time. Jerry will do a great job! He’s coming to one of the most successful Country stations in the Midwest, at #1 for over 20 years. Thanks to the awesome listeners and air-staff for that. Not only is Jerry joining a great air-staff, but a great management team, and great corporate support, too. Being from Ohio, I’m sure Jerry will feel right at home here at K100. Welcome!”

Jerry Mac said: “I am so honored to join the Cumulus-Toledo team and to help lead K100 to continued success. Gary has done such an amazing job for so many years, and I am excited that he will still be a part of the team. I know I can learn a lot from him! I’m thrilled that Andy and Bill have entrusted me with this amazing opportunity. I also thank Charlie Cook, Doug Hamand, Mike McVay, and Cumulus-Youngstown VP/Market Manager Bill Kelly for their assistance and support.. I look forward to coming back to Ohio and to working with the talented Cumulus-Toledo team for years to come. As Keith Urban says, “I’m Coming Home”.”

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