John Shomby, the Max Media Director of Programming and PD of Country “97.3 The Eagle” WGH-FM Norfolk VA is joining Cumulus as Director of Programming for the Nash brand.
Based in Nashville, Shomby will be responsible for all content produced at the Nash Campus including Nash Icon, America’s Morning Show, Nash Nights Live, Kickin’ it with Kix, American Country Countdown, Nash Next and Nash Prep. He will report to Mike McVay.
Shomby spent the last 13 years at Max Media’s Norfolk cluster. He previously worked for Cumulus as OM of their Augusta, Flint and Kalamazoo stations.
Cumulus Media announces that it has hired John Shomby as Director of Programming for the NASH Network. In the newly created position, Shomby will oversee all NASH programming through the Nashville network and syndication operations. He will be based at the NASH Campus in Nashville and will report to Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming for Cumulus.
For more than 13 years, Shomby has been Director of Programming for Max Media’s five-station cluster in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, including Country WGH-FM. Prior to that, he was Operations Manager for Cumulus stations in Augusta, GA, Flint, MI, and Kalamazoo, MI. He has programmed stations in Birmingham, AL, Portland, OR, New Orleans, Dallas, and Boston, in CHR, Rock, Talk, Oldies, AC and Sports formats. Shomby serves on the Board of Directors for the Country Radio Broadcasters and the PD Advisory Board for ESPN Radio.
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming for Cumulus said: “The growth of our Nash branded programs, including NASH Nights Live, Kickin’ it with Kix, NASH Icon, America’s Morning Show, American Country Countdown, NASH Next and NASH Prep, has been meteoric. The success of the NASH platform makes this a much needed move. John is perfect for this position and brings a wealth of experience.”
Shomby said: “It’s been a great run in Norfolk/Virginia Beach. I thank VP/GM Dave Paulus and the outstanding staff there for 13 fantastic years. I am super excited to turn the page and be a part of the growing NASH platform and work for Cumulus Media. Mary Berner’s commitment and philosophies excite me. Mike McVay and I have known each other a long time and I have always been impressed with his clear vision for programming. I look forward to working with him, Tommy Page, Charlie Cook and the entire team at the NASH campus.”