Stew James Takes Afternoons At WSM-FM And Nash Icon Network
Cumulus Media has appointed Stew James as afternoon host for “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM Nashville and the nationally syndicated Nash Icon Network.
James had been serving as the technical producer for the syndicated Ty Bentli Show and weekend host on “Nash-FM 103.3” WKDF Nashville. He and WSM-FM morning host Marty McFly previously co-hosted mornings at WKDF and WSIX Nashville and multiple stations across Tennessee.
CUMULUS MEDIA and Westwood One, the largest audio broadcast network in America, today announced that leading radio personality Stew James will join afternoons on Cumulus Nashville radio station 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM and the Westwood One NASH Icon Network, which airs on country stations across the U.S. 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM plays country hits from then and now, featuring artists like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, and Garth Brooks, among others.
James was most recently the Technical Producer of what is now The Ty Bentli Show on Cumulus Nashville’s NASH FM 103.3/WKDF-FM, where he was also a frequent weekend on-air host. He worked with current 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM morning host, Marty McFly, for years on multiple stations in Mornings and Nights. McFly and James have been honored for their work with nominations from the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music. James then went on to work for stations including: WGFQ, WHUB, WRKK, WSIX, WKDF and KMXN. The duo came together again in 2011 on the syndicated show, The Live Ride, and also did mornings together on NASH FM 103.3/WKDF-FM. Though in different dayparts, James and McFly are now back together on 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM.
95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM’s new weekday lineup is as follows:
5:30am–9:00am: Marty McFly
9:00am–2:00pm: Lisa Manning
2:00pm–7:00pm: Stew James
7:00pm–Midnight: Darlas Rai
Allison Warren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Nashville, said: “Nashville is at the center of country music and 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM is consistently the number one country station in Nashville. Stew’s ability to entertain and engage is second to none, and there is no question he will be highly successful.”
James said: “I’m extremely excited to return to the air and connect with country fans. It’s awesome to be part of the 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM family in Nashville and a part of the Westwood One NASH Icon Network. I look forward to working with my Nashville on-air colleagues Marty, Lisa and Darlas and both Nashville VP of Operations/Program Director Charlie Cook and George King, VP, Programming, Westwood One.”
George King, Vice President, Programming, Westwood One, said: “We are thrilled to have Stew join the Westwood One NASH Icon Network. He’s a great talent, a true professional and just an awesome person. We’re looking forward to having him on the air across the country.”
Charlie Cook, Program Director, 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM, and Vice President of Programming Operations, Cumulus Nashville, said: “Stew has been a Nashville personality for years and we’re fortunate to have him join afternoons at 95.5 NASH Icon/WSM-FM. He brings not only in-depth knowledge of the market but also a passion for the essential country music favorites that our loyal country fans crave.”