Cumulus Media has appointed Greg Tillotson as Operations Manager for its five station cluster in Pensacola FL and Program Director of AC “Soft Rock 94.1” WMEZ, Classic Hits “100.7 The Jet” WJTQ, and News/Talk 1370 WCOA. Tillotson joins Cumulus from Mapleton Communications cluster in Spokane WA where he served as Station Manager/PD. He has also worked for Townsquare Media Billings MT and Group Program Director for Alaska Broadcast Communications’ stations in Alaska and Arkansas. He fills the opening most recently held by Chuck Whitaker. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed radio programming professional Greg Tillotson as Operations Manager for its Pensacola, FL, radio stations: WMEZ-FM, WJTQ-FM, WCOA-AM, WXBM-FM and WRRX-FM. Tillotson will also serve W...[Read More]
Cumulus Media Classic Rock “100.7 The Jet” WJTQ Pensacola FL has imported Britt Rose for afternoons. Rose joins WJTQ from Cumulus Rock 100.5 KATT Oklahoma City where she hosted weekends/fill-ins. She replaces Terry Michaels in the 2-7pm slot at the Jet. Michaels exited as PD/Afternoon Host earlier this year. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Britt Rose as Afternoon Drive personality on Classic Hits-Rock station WJTQ-FM (Jet 100.7) in Pensacola, FL. She segues from Cumulus Media-Oklahoma City’s KQOB and KATT, and debuts on Jet 100.7 on Wednesday, September 13, from 2pm-7pm. Chuck Whitaker, WJTQ-FM Program Director and Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Pensacola, said: “I am very excited to have Britt here as the new afternoon goddess in the Jet 100.7 cockpit. It’s ...[Read More]
Cumulus Media has appointed Jackie Rinker as Vice President/Market Manager for its Pensacola FL cluster. Rinker most recently served as Market President for iHeartMedia Panama City and Tallahassee until exiting in the recent round of layoffs. She has also served as GSM for Cox Media in New Haven and Orlando, and Director of Sales for Treasure Coast Radio and Clear Channel Birmingham. Previous Pensacola Market Manager Davey Willhoit is still listed in the position on the station websites. No word on his status with the company. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Jackie Rinker as Vice President and Market Manager for its five radio stations in Pensacola, FL. Rinker was previously Market President for iHeartMedia in Panama City and Tallahassee, FL, and prior to that, was Director o...[Read More]
Cumulus has flipped Conservative Talk 100.7 WCOA-FM Pensacola to Classic Hits “Jet 100.7“. The station is now utilizing the WJTQ call letters, playing homage to its heritage WJLQ calls that it held until its flip to Talk in April 2012. The Jet is launching with the Bob & Tom show in mornings. WCOA had been running a unique lineup than sister 1370 WCOA due to signal overlap with Clear Channel’s 710 WNTM Mobile. WCOA continues with its Talk format. Jerry King, most recently at Cumulus Media Networks, has been named OM of the Cumulus Pensacola cluster and PD of The Jet.
Cumulus News/Talk 1370 WCOA Pensacola adds a second brand on FM as 100.7 WJLQ Pensacola shifts to News/Talk as WCOA-FM. The change displaces 80s/90s Hits “Journey 100” after less than nine months on the air and gives WCOA a 100kW FM signal with coverage in Mobile in addition to Pensacola. However due to much of WCOA’s programming already airing in Mobile on Clear Channel’s 710 WNTM, 100.7 will have a separate lineup for much of the day. The stations will simulcast the first two hours of 1370’s Good Morning Pensacola from 6-8am. WMAL Washington’s Chris Plante will air from 8-11am on the FM followed by Mike Huckabee from 11-2pm and Phil Valentine from 2-5pm while the AM keeps Limbaugh and Hannity in those timeslots. Mark Levin will air on both stations fro...[Read More]
Update 9/2: 100.7 WJLQ did indeed make the shift to 80s/90s “Journey 100” at 1pm. Not to be outdone, Clear Channel Rhythmic AC “107.3 The Groove” completed its shift to CHR by rebranding as “107.3 Hit Music Now”. Update 9/1: It looks as though WJLQ will be the next to join Cumulus’ Journey brand. Journey100FM.com was registered by Cumulus last week. Original Report 8/31: Cumulus CHR “i100” 100.7 WJLQ Pensacola, FL has dropped its format and is now stunting with TV theme songs. The station will launch a new format on Friday, September 2 at 1:00pm. More info as it comes available.