Brian Thomas named WKHX PD

Cumulus Corporate PD/Country, VP/Classic Hits and PD of Classic Hits WLS-FM/Chicago Brian Thomas is the new PD for the company's WKHX/Atlanta. He succeeds Scott Lindy, who exited Friday.

"I am thrilled to have Brian join our team," said Cumulus/Atlanta VP/Market Manager Sean Shannon. "His knowledge and passion for Country is contagious. I can't wait to see what he can do with this legendary brand."

"It's an exciting time for us and Kicks 101.5," noted Cumulus/Atlanta OM Louie Diaz. "Atlanta is ready for Brian. Time to turn it up!"

Thomas said of his new position, "It was always my dream to program WLS-FM/Chicago, but I started in Country and everyone knows I love it. And although I am Corporate Program Director for Country at Cumulus, it's not the same as having a Country station down the hall. I'm beyond thrilled thaat Sean Shannon, Mike McVay and Charlie Cook have confidence in me to program KICKS, one of America's leading Country stations. I'm looking forward to working with Louie Diaz and the team at Cumulus/Atlanta.

Thomas joined Cumulus in April 2014 as PD of WNSH/New York and moved to Chicago in July 2015. Prior Country programming posts include Tampa's WQYK from 2012-2014 and WRBQ in the early '90s. Reach him here.