Great Plains Ups Hugh McPherson To VP/COO, Adds Jay Wachs As Kansas GM
December 13, 2011 at 5:37 AM (PT)
GREAT PLAINS MEDIA has upped COOKEVILLE, TN cluster GM HUGH MCPHERSON to VP/COO of the company. MCPHERSON will continue to serve as GM of the COOKEVILLE stations and will be based at that facility, with the GMs for the company's clusters in LAWRENCE-TOPEKA and BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL reporting to him. MCPHERSON joined the company in DECEMBER 2010 after stops as GSM at CUMULUS in TOLEDO and SAVANNAH, CLEAR CHANNEL in ATLANTA, BARNSTABLE in GREENVILLE, SC, and GOODRICH in GRAND RAPIDS (where he was also GM). JESSICA ZIMMER continues as Assistant GM of the COOKEVILLE cluster and will take on more sales management duties in the next year.
MCPHERSON said, “The opportunity to serve as Vice President and COO of GREAT PLAINS MEDIA is both the culmination of a career of hard work and a humbling experience.”
President/CEO JEROME ZIMMER said, "HUGH's passion for radio and his focus on developing people has made a difference in two of our markets already. We look forward to more growth at a rapid pace in 2012.”
Jay Wachs Joins Great Plains As Kansas GM
In addition, former BORDER MEDIA/AUSTIN Director of Sales JAY WACHS has joined GREAT PLAINS as GM of the company's KANSAS stations, Hot AC KLZR (LAZER 105.9), Country KMXN (92.9 THE BULL), and Talk KLWN-A/LAWRENCE-TOPEKA. WACHS previously served as DOS at ELDORADO BROADCASTERS/YUMA, AZ and Market Manager for CUMULUS in ALBANY, GA; he has also served as Sales Manager at BARNSTABLE BROADCASTING in GREENVILLE, SC.