Robbie Bridges Exits Cumulus Detroit
Cumulus Media Detroit Director of FM Programming Robbie Bridges has announced his exit after nearly five years in the market and eleven years with the company.
Bridges came to Detroit in early 2014 to program then newly launched Country “93.1 Nash-FM” WDRQ and host afternoons at Hot AC 96.3 WDVD. He rose to Director of FM Programming adding oversight of WDVD in August 2016. He previously served as APD of 95.5 WPLJ New York and PD of AC 103.9 WFAS White Plains NY and “WeBe 108” 107.9 WEBE Westport CT.
Bridges states that he intends to return to his native Providence RI to be closer to family.
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Shared some news with our team in Detroit today that I would like to share with friends and family here too: "It is with many mixed emotions to share I have chosen not extend my agreement and will be leaving Detroit by the end of the year. Totally my choice, company has been terrific as I made the decision also. It's been an amazing 11 year ride with Cumulus that's given me incredible opportunities, found me lifelong friends and left me with unforgettable memories. None more so, than in the Motor City! I knew full well the legendary history of WDRQ when I came to town 5 years ago and am incredibly proud of the station we've built as NASH FM, its really made its mark in the market and the country format. I can't wait to watch what it does next! Additionally, to launch NASH ICON on our HD-2 has been a blast. Last but not least to guide 96-3 WDVD to some of its best ever ratings, build a new morning show and personality have been career changing for me. Most importantly, I am so proud of our incredible team of people. We have a line up of of department heads under FM Programming + an all star on air line up that I'd not only put up against any other in any city in America, but one as good as any line up that has ever been. That's a fact. It's been my pleasure and privilege to work with each & every one. Special thank you's must go to Mike Wheeler and Mike McVay wouldn't be here today without them. Not sure what comes next, I do plan to move back to Providence to spend more time focused on my family but one thing I DO know is our business, our company and our stations here in Detroit are poised for even greater success; also, knowing they are left better than I found them and left in the best of hands, is a great feeling as I leave Detroit's famous Fisher Building for the last time. Thanks for reading! "