ACM 2022
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Phelan, Kincaid Join WKHX As Part Of Station Rebranding

Former Entercom KMNB/Minneapolis PD/afternoon personality Lucas Phelan has been named Cumulus WKHX/Atlanta APD/afternoons. He succeeds Scott Gaines, who will depart in early December (CAT 11/13). Phelan exited KMNB earlier this month after more than three years (CAT 11/1). His previous career stops include Top 40 KDWB & Classic Hip Hop KQQL HD-3/Minneapolis, Top 40 KMXV/Kansas City and Hot AC KQKQ/Omaha. Reach him here

Additionally, former iHeartMedia Top 40 KPTT/Denver morning host JJ Kincaid joins current morning host Dallas McCade for the launch of Kincaid and Dallas. Kincaid fills the vacancy created by Cadillac Jack's departure in July (CAT 7/23). Kincaid exited KPTT in April after four years. His prior career stops include Top 40 outlets WHTZ/New York and KHKS/Dallas. Reach him here. Former morning co-host Corey Dylan remains in middays. 

Concurrently, WKHX has rebranded to "Atlanta’s New Country 101.FIVE." Jason Aldean's "Dirt We Were Raised On" kicked off the new Georgia-driven format at 3pm ET today, followed by songs from The Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Sugarland and Trisha Yearwood. "This station is borne of the most prolific time in history for Georgia musicians," says PD Mike Moore, who joined the station in October (CAT 10/7). "New Country 101.FIVE reflects these artists’ views and the way they see the world. Their collective sense of pride in being from Georgia forms the common ground that they share with our listeners." Adds EVP/Content & Audience Brian Philips, "Cumulus is proud of the youthful fun, fire and excitement of this new station. We will work on the air and in the streets to give these hungry fans the station they are owed – made in Georgia and loved around the world." The heritage Country station launched in 1959, and had been programmed as Kicks 101.5 since 1981. Listen here.