Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed radio veteran Mark Elliott as Operations Manager of Toledo stations WRQN (Classic Hits) and WWWM (Top 40) and Program Director of WRQN. Elliott moves to Toledo from Evansville, Indiana, where he was Program Director and Afternoon Host of WIKY for the past seven years. WIKY was #1 in every ratings book during Elliott’s tenure, and also won Marconi, Crystal and R&R Station of the Year awards. He also served the industry for 10 years as a promotions and marketing consultant for radio stations nationwide, and was Program Director of WKRQ Cincinnati, WYCD Detroit, WYNF Tampa and WKHQ Traverse City.
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Programming, Cumulus, said: “Toledo has a special place in the hearts of Cumulus’ senior management. It’s the birthplace of many of our radio careers. Mark brings a new vision to the stations and a fresh perspective on how to continue to grow the stations and attract an even larger audience. We’re excited to have him join the team at Cumulus.”
Elliott said: “Things were good in Evansville, but when Mike McVay called, I had to answer. The chance to work directly with him and with some great radio stations was one I could not pass up. (Plus, I think one of the stations in the cluster is a Cincinnati Reds affiliate – free tickets!). Thanks to everyone at WIKY for a great run. I’m ready to get to work with the great people at WRQN and WWWM.”