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Katie Neal Takes Midday Slot At WNSH

Cumulus Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH Newark NJ/New York has promoted Katie Neal to midday host. Neal had been working on-air weekends at WNSH in addition to working in sales for sister Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ. Prior to coming to New York she hosted nights at Cumulus CHR 101.5 WBNQ Bloomington IL. Neal replaces Shila Nathan, who exited in November after just 11 months at the station. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Katie Neal to Midday Host on NASH FM 94.7/WNSH-FM in New York City. Neal joined Cumulus in 2011 as Evening Host for 101.5 WBNQ in Bloomington, IL. She moved to Cumulus Media-New York in 2013 as Weekend/Swing talent for NASH FM 94.7. She has also served Cumulus Media-New York as Account Executive for 95.5 WPLJ. Neal holds a B.A. in Arts, Entertainment and Media Ma...[Read More]

Shila Nathan Joins WNSH New York For Middays

Cumulus Country “Nash-FM 94.7” WNSH Newark NJ/New York has appointed Shila Nathan as their new midday host. Nathan joins WNSH from Chicago where she was most recently hosting afternoons at CBS Radio’s “US 99.5” WUSN and takes hole created by Kelly Ford’s move to the syndicated America’s Morning Show at the beginning of the year. Before Chicago, Nathan spent the bulk of her career in her native Pennsylvania including morning cohost positions at 94.1 WYSP and 96.5 WRDW-FM Philadelphia. She will begin at WNSH on Monday, February 8. Cumulus Media announces that popular radio personality Shila Nathan will sign on as host of Middays on WNSH/NASH 94.7 New York. Shila debuts on NASH FM 94.7 New York on Monday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. She repl...[Read More]

Cumulus Makes New York Programming Appointements

Cumulus Media is shuffling its programming team at its New York music stations. John Foxx has been named Program Director of Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH filling the opening created by the move of Brian Thomas to WLS-FM Chicago last July. Foxx had been serving as Assistant PD/Afternoon Host of Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ after previously holding the PD reigns of both WNSH and WPLJ. Foxx will continue to host afternoons on WPLJ. Mike Allan has been promoted from Music Coordinator of WPLJ to Assistant PD of both WNSH and WPLJ. Melony Torres, who had been hosting middays at 107.3 WRQX Washington prior to its relaunch as “Mix 107.3” moves to New York as Music Director and late night host at WPLJ. Torres replaces the syndicated Zach Sang & The Gang in that daypart. Cumulus Medi...[Read More]

Kelly Ford Joins America’s Morning Show

Kelly Ford is moving from middays at Cumulus Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH Newark NJ/New York to join the syndicated America’s Morning Show based at Cumulus’ Nash Campus in Nashville. Ford will join Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks and Robin Meade in the next incarnation of the show apparently replacing performing artist Terri Clark, who is not mentioned in the release. Ford joined WNSH soon after its launch in January 2013 after spending 20 years at 98.5 KYGO Denver including time in mornings. Cumulus Media and NASH’s America’s Morning Show announce that NASH FM 94.7/WNSH-FM New York City midday personality Kelly Ford will join Blair Garner as Co-Host of America’s Morning Show and will work alongside Chuck Wicks and Robin Meade. Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content an...[Read More]

Brian Thomas Shifts From PD of WNSH To WLS-FM

Cumulus Media continues its shuffling of major market programmers as Brian Thomas moves from Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH New York to Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago. Thomas takes the spot that had been held by Jan Jeffries before he moved to CHR “All The Hits 107.3” WRQX Washington DC earlier this month. As part of the move Thomas will add Corporate Program Director duties for the Classic Hits format to his role as a Corporate PD/Country. He joined Cumulus in April 2014 to program WNSH from CBS where he was National Vice President of Classic Hits programming and PD of Country 99.5 WQYK and Classic Hits “Q105” 104.7 WRBQ in Tampa. He had previously spent many years in New York where he programmed Classic Hits 101.1 WCBS-FM (and was involved in their return from Vari...[Read More]

Interesting Playlist Tweaks At KSCS & WNSH

Rhianna and Kanye West getting Country music airplay? Cumulus has made some intriguing playlist changes at Country 96.3 KSCS Dallas and “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH New York this week. KSCS today has added some pop crossover songs that at first glance look completely out of place on a Country station: 4:18pm Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do 3:40pm Taylor Swift – Style 2:18pm Taylor Swift – Blank Space 12:18pm Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud 10:42am Rhianna/Kanye West/Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds 9:16am Ed Sheeran – Don’t 6:22am Avicii/Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up 5:41am Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do 4:12am Capital Cities – Safe And Sound 1:37am One Republic – Counting Stars 12:16am Echosmith – Cool Kids We&...[Read More]

Nash Becomes Part Of Country Weekly

Update 2/17: Cumulus’ Nash brand reaches print beginning with the now on sale February 24 issue of Country Weekly. NASH will be a 16 page section within the magazine featuring content from the brand’s pre-existing national programming and artist features. The first issue features an interview conducted by America’s Morning Show host Blair Garner with Jason Aldean amongst its content. The New York Post reports that this will be the first part of a gradual rebranding of the magazine completely under the NASH brand as Cumulus will acquire 50 percent share of the magazine as part of the expansion of the Nash initiative into other forms of media. The Post report states that in addition to Scripps’ Great American Country and Viacom’s CMT, Cumulus is talking to Discovery N...[Read More]

Cumulus To Launch NASH Nights Live

“Go Country 105” KKGO-FM Los Angeles morning host Sean Parr is departing the station to host a new nationally syndicated night show. “NASH Nights Live” will debut on Monday, January 6 on Cumulus’ Country stations including “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH New York. The Nashville based program will air from 7pm-12am daily and will also be made available to other stations via Cumulus Media Networks. Parr has been with KKGO since its flip to Country in 2007 and previously worked at Country predecessor 93.9 KZLA. No word yet on what this means for “CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan“, which is currently distributed by Cumulus Media Networks and airs on many of the stations that will be picking up this new program. The press release from Cumulus follows: Cumu...[Read More]

Blair Garner To Leave After Midnite

Blair Garner will step down as host of Premiere Radio Networks “After Midnight” on July 31. Garner, who debuted as host of Cumulus’ “America’s Morning Show” at “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH New York last month, had been pulling double duty on both shows. His departure should open the door for Cumulus to begin rolling out his morning show nationally. Premiere will temporarily fill Garner’s spot with Country artists. Carrie Underwood will host on August 1 and 2 before other hosts take week long guest spots. Jason Aldean will handle the week of August 5, followed by Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley and Dave Heywood of Lady Antebellum, and Jake Owen. In a press statement Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks EVP of Music Programming commented “Premi...[Read More]

NashFM Announces America’s Morning Show

Update 6/19: “America’s Morning Show” will debut on Thursday, June 20 on WNSH. “The team has been working around the clock to get ‘America’s Morning Show’ ready for the Big Apple and starting this week New Yorkers will experience the nation’s most unique and authentic Country radio show,” said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and co-COO of Cumulus. “We’ve been getting ready for the big moment when we join fans live in New York and finally the dream is about to come true and the cast and I can’t wait to share it,” Garner said. “We’re like kids the night before Christmas. We can barely contain ourselves. It’s that kind of excitement with all of us. Breathe in, breathe out. We’re almost there!” Original Report 6/10: Cumulus has announced &#...[Read More]

Nash-FM New York Adds First On-Air Personalities

Cumulus Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH New York has brought on its first two on-air personalities. Kelly Ford, who departed Lincoln Financial Media’s 98.5 KYGO Denver last August after 20 years at that station will take the midday shift. Coming in from Detroit for afternoon drive is Jesse Addy. He had been APD/Afternoon host at Cumulus’ Hot AC 96.3 WDVD. Both will debut on Monday, February 25.

Do Social Media Likes Lead To Ratings: Part 1

One week after the launch of Country “94.7 Nash-FM” New York the first thing we noticed were the amount of people that quickly began following the station on social media. Seven days into operation WNSH already has 8894 likes on Facebook and 2356 Twitter followers*. To put it into comparison, top rated AC “106.7 Lite-FM” WLTW has just 18,442 likes. The most liked New York radio station on Facebook belongs to “Hot 97” WQHT with 275,516. While we are unable to parse any demographic info from the amount of likes, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a younger skewing station has 10 times as many followers as an office friendly background station. We’ve selected eight stations that launched new formats in PPM markets over the past month. Some ...[Read More]

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