inside The CRS Daily Buzz (2/18)

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Shomby To Program WKDF

Cumulus Nash Dir./Programming John Shomby has been named PD for WKDF/Nashville in addition to his current role. VP/Country Charlie Cook continues in that role, as VP/Operations for the Nashville cluster with oversight of WKDF and as PD for WSM-FM (Nash Icon). Shomby joined Cumulus last year (Breaking News 2/1/16) with extensive prior radio experience including Max Media/Norfolk and stops in Dallas and Augusta, GA. Congratulate him here.

"John has done a superb job of managing the launch of morning show Ty, Kelly & Chuck on the Nash brand as well as overseeing the nationally syndicated shows Nash Nights Live and The Blair Garner Show heard locally on WKDF in Nashville," Cook says. "This new position is a logical next step as we continue to grow our Country platform."

Cumulus/Nashville VP/MM Allison Warren adds, "Charlie is the cornerstone of our Country strategy. His unparalleled knowledge, leadership, and passion for country music will continue to drive our success. With that, he and I are excited to expand John’s duties to PD of WKDF in Nashville. John’s experience in Country, CHR, syndication, working with big personalities and making a difference in the community makes him a great fit for Nashville and this iconic brand.”

"Charlie is providing me with a great opportunity and I appreciate the vote of confidence from him, Allison Warren [and EVP/Content & Programming] Mike McVay," Shomby says.