Cat Thomas Joins Entercom As St. Louis Operations Manager

Now 96.3 KNOU St. LouisEntercom has announced the addition of Cat Thomas as Operations Manager of its three music station in St. Louis.

Thomas, who most recently served as Vice President of Contemporary Formats for Cumulus Media, will oversee CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU, Hot AC “Y98” KYKY, and AC 102.5 KEZK. He is best known for his 27 years in Las Vegas where he started as afternoon host of CHR 98.5 KLUC in July 1988 and then took over as Program Director in December 1996 and then Vice President of Programming for the CBS Radio cluster in May 2015 until his move to Cumulus in February 2016.

Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced today Cat Thomas as Operations Manager for Y98 (KYKY-FM), 102.5 KEZK (KEZK-FM) and NOW 96.3 (KNOU-FM) in St. Louis, effective January 1, 2019.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Cat Thomas to the Entercom St. Louis team,” said Becky Domyan, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom St. Louis. “Cat’s expertise with these formats will accelerate us to high levels of performance. His natural talents, combined with his unstoppable passion for radio, will put us on the fast track for significant growth and success.”

“I can’t tell you how energized I am to be joining the passionate team at Entercom,” said Thomas. “I’m looking forward to working with Pat Paxton again [President of Programming], Becky and the entire St. Louis operation. The dedication and positive culture the staff exudes is truly amazing. We are all playing to win and I cannot wait to be a part of the great things to come.”

Thomas joins Entercom from Cumulus Media where he served as Vice President of Contemporary Formats. He brings 29 years of experience including roles at CBS Radio as Vice President of Programming and Program Director in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thomas began his career at Nationwide Communications/WNCI during college as a Traffic Reporter in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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