Vaughn, who previously programmed such stations as “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago, “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia, and “Power 96.1” WWPQ and “Radio 105.7” WRDA Atlanta most recently was operating talent coaching consultancy AIM, READY, FIRE LLC.
The addition of Vaughn leads to the exit of Sue Kelly as PD of KBER and KHTB. Additionally Dain Craig, PD of AC “B98.7” KBEE will replace Mike Parsons as PD of Variety Hits “Trax 101.9” in addition to his duties at KBEE..
Cumulus Media announces that Rick Vaughn will join Cumulus as Program Director of KBER (K-Bear) and KHTB (The ALT) in Salt Lake City. He replaces KBER/KHTB PD Sue Kelly and KENZ/TRAX PD Mike Parsons. Concurrently, Dain Craig, PD of KBEE (B98.7) will take on the programming of KENZ/TRAX-FM. Vaughn programmed contemporary and rock stations for iHeart Media/Clear Channel for 15 years in markets including: Chicago (WKSC), Philadelphia (WIOQ), Atlanta (WWPW and WRDA), Hartford (WKSS), and San Diego (KHTS). Most recently, he was principal of AIM, READY, FIRE LLC, a consultancy focused on talent coaching and radio branding across multiple formats.
Troy Hanson, Corporate Programming, Rock Formats for Cumulus said: “We are excited to put Rick’s vision and strong major market track record of talent development & strategic execution to work on our rock brands in Salt Lake City.”
Vaughn said: “No one places a higher value on our listeners and quality local programming than Cumulus. I am deeply appreciative of Troy Hanson, Mike McVay and John Dickey for the opportunity to join their team in Salt Lake City. ALT 94.9 and KBER 101 are literally loaded with talent. We have so many great moments ahead of us. Simply, this is the most exciting mission of my career.”