Mike Moore Joins WKHX Atlanta As Program Director
Cumulus Media Country “Kicks 101.5” WKHX Atlanta has appointed Mike Moore as its new Program Director.
Moore most recently served as VP/Programming for Entercom Portland and PD of “99.5 The Wolf” KWJJ until his exit in August after sixteen years with the cluster. He also Director of Country Programming for Entercom from 2006 until the start of this year. Moore also programmed WWKA Orlando, WWYZ Hartford, and WSIX Nashville during his career.
Moore succeeds Brian Thomas, who exited the position in March.
CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed Mike Moore as Program Director of Country radio station WKHX-FM/Kicks 101.5 in Atlanta, GA. Moore heads to Atlanta from Portland, OR, where he was most recently Vice President of Programming for Entercom’s Portland station group and Program Director of “99.5 The Wolf” KWJJ-FM, a position he held for 16 years. Prior to that, he programmed WWKA-FM in Orlando, FL; WWYZ in Hartford, CT; and WSIX-FM in Nashville, TN. Moore serves on the board of the Country Music Association and was Entercom’s Director of Country Programming for 13 years.
Brian Philips, Executive Vice President, Content and Audience, said: “As we met a strong field of senior candidates for WKHX, Mike Moore pushed his way to the front with thoughtful ideas and hard-driving enthusiasm. His wartime country radio leadership experience will enable him to build the team that changes the Atlanta landscape. Mike will bring on a new era at Kicks 101.5. The station will come alive with his creative flair, credibility and raw desire to win.”
Sean Shannon, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Atlanta, said: “I have known and respected Mike for more than a dozen years. His ties are deep in country music and there can be nobody better to reinvent WKHX than Mike Moore.”
Moore said: “I am thrilled to be joining Brian, Sean Shannon, Dave Milner, Louie Diaz and everyone else at Cumulus Atlanta. I can’t wait to start writing the next chapter for WKHX.”