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Ken Evans In; Gravy Out At WHTS Grand Rapids Mornings

Cumulus CHR “105.3 Hot-FM” WHTS Coopersville/Grand Rapids MI has made a morning show and programming change. Incoming is former 104.5 WSNX morning host Ken Evans and outgoing is Kevin ‘Gravy’ Canup. Evans exited his role as APD/Morning host at WSNX at the start of this year when it imported WKQI Detroit’s “Mojo In The Morning”. Evans also programmed 103.3 WKFR Kalamazoo and previously worked in the Grand Rapids market at Hot AC “I96” WVTI. Canup had served as Program Director at WHTS since 2007. He added morning show duties in 2011 after hosting nights. He previously worked at stations in Champaign IL and Corpus Cristi TX. No word yet on who will take WHTS programming duties. Remaining in the morning slot with Evans will be existing co-...[Read More]

Lori Bennett Named Cumulus Grand Rapids OM

Cumulus Grand Rapids has named Lori Bennett as Operations Manager for their five stations cluster and Program Director/Afternoon Host at Country “Nash-FM 94.5” WTNR. Bennett makes a quick return to Cumulus where she was PD/Afternoon Host at sister Hot AC 96.3 WDVD Detroit until her budget related cut in July. In addition to WTNR Bennett will oversee Classic Rock “97 WLAV” 96.9 WLAV-FM, CHR “105.3 Hot-FM” WHTS, Sports “107.3 The Ball” WBBL, and News/Talk 1340 WJRW. Bennett takes the place of Johnboy Crenshaw who relocated to Youngstown OH earlier this summer. Cumulus Media Grand Rapids Vice President/Market Manager Jeff Cartwright announces the promotion of heritage programming talent Lori Bennett to Operations Manager for the 5-station cluste...[Read More]