Jon Pinch not be retiring from Cumulus Media after all.
The Co-Chief Operating Officer was set to retire in November, but will instead remain with Cumulus as Market Manager of the company’s Atlanta properties.
Cumulus announces that Jon Pinch has been appointed Market Manager for its six-station cluster in Atlanta. Pinch has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Cumulus for the past 14 years. Earlier this month, Cumulus announced Pinch’s retirement from the company, initially scheduled for late November. Pinch, a 45-year radio broadcasting veteran, has since decided to take on one more key assignment for the company, as Market Manager of Cumulus’ Atlanta stations Kicks 101.5/WKHX-FM, Rock 100.5/WNNX-FM, Q100/WWQ-FM, Nash Icon 98.9/WWWQ-HD2, Q100 firstname.lastname@example.org/WWWQ-HD3 and All News 106.7/WYAY-FM. Cumulus’ Atlanta Market Manager position has been open since former Market Manager Jeff Brown was promoted to Corporate Senior Vice President in April.
Lew Dickey, President and Chief Executive Officer for Cumulus said: “Jon is the consummate team player and will now be contributing in a new role as Market Manager of our six station cluster in Atlanta. We’re excited to have someone with his loyalty, talent and experience leading our terrific team in Atlanta.”
Pinch said: “I am honored to lead these great stations as Market Manager at this important juncture in the company’s growth. This makes perfect sense for the stations and for me, personally and professionally, so retirement will have to wait. To say that the position amounts to downshifting for me sounds almost comical, but the lifestyle change with far less travel allows me to spend my time at home in Atlanta and continue to work in the industry I love—so it’s best of both worlds. I’m thrilled to work with the incredible team in place at our Atlanta stations to drive the continued growth of these vibrant radio brands.”