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» Charleston Choose: Cox/Miami GSM AJ Punjabi has been named iHeartMedia/Charleston, SC Market Pres. for the cluster that includes Country WEZL. He reports to Area Pres. Ron Hill. “[AJ is] a dynamic leader with a proven track record of building strong relationships and success for his company and their clients,” says Hill. “AJ’s experience and leadership skills make him one of the best executives in our business, and he’ll be an excellent addition to our team serving the Low Country.” Punjabi spent nearly 14 years with Cox, first in Athens, GA and Atlanta before his appointment to his most recent post in May 2015. Reach Punjabi here.




» Washington Post: Former Tyler Classic Hits KOMA/Oklahoma City PD/morning host Kent Jones has been named Stephens/Spokane, WA OM overseeing the cluster that includes Country KDRK; he will also serve as Classic Hits KEYF & Variety Hits KBBD PD and will host mornings for KEYF. KDRK PD Jamie Patrick has served as Asst. OM since 2016 (CAT 4/29/16), but the OM role has been vacant since Greg Tillotson’s departure in 2018 (CAT 3/12/18). Stephens acquired the cluster from Mapleton last year (CAT 7/2/19). “Kent has been an independent contractor for us over the past four years, so this feels a little bit like a promotion from within,” says SVP/Programming Bob Thornton. “His success in both morning drive and programming made him an incredible candidate for this position.” Jones departed KOMA in January after more than 31 years with the company. His prior career stops include time in Indianapolis; Columbus, OH; Evansville, IN; Owensboro, KY; and Athens, OH. Reach Jones here.



» Two Steps: BMLG Records Coord./Promotion Cherylynne Nader has been elevated to Reporting Mgr. for Big Machine Label Group’s Label Resources team, and Girlilla Marketing Acct. Coord. Kylie Dembek has been named as Nader’s successor. Nader joined BMLG as an intern in Jan. 2018 and was upped to her most recent post in May of the same year. Dembek spent more than a year with Girlilla following internships with CMA and Ryman Hospitality Properties and previously spent more than two years as Beasley/Boston Brand Ambassador for the cluster that includes Country WKLB. Reach Nader here and Dembek here.