Cox/Orlando Ups Stevie DeMann To OM, Hildi Brooks Rises To PD At WMMO, JR Schumann Named WWKA PD
November 8, 2012 at 12:19 PM (PT)
COX RADIO/ORLANDO has promoted STEVIE DEMANN to OM for Top 40/Rhythmic WPYO (POWER 95.3) and Country WWKA. A five-year vet in ORLANDO, DEMANN will expand his responsibilities with oversight of K92.3 and continue to do middays on POWER.
"STEVIE just celebrated five years here at COX and has done a tremendous job forming, coaching and leading the POWER team to success," said VP/Market Mgr. SUSAN LARKIN. "He is very talented in developing morning show talent which will be a great asset to WWKA.”"
"I am so excited for the future of K92," said DEMANN. "I've had the opportunity over the last month and a half to be exposed to a brand new format, and to work side-by-side with 'The AJ & ASHLEY Morning Show,' and the future is bright for K!! JR SCHUMANN is going to be a great leader for the K92 staff as Program Director and I look forward to partnering with him to establish a clear vision, and to rally a great staff around that."
COX has also promoted APD HILDI BROOKS to PD of sister Adult Hits WMMO and promoted WWKA afternoon-driver JR SCHUMANN to PD.
DREW ANDERSON of sister station, News/Talk WDBO had been programming WWKA since former PD LEN SHACKELFORD left in SEPTEMBER (NET NEWS 9/21). Reach out to SCHUMANN at JR.Schumann@coxinc.com.
"We have certainly seen the difference JR has made since he’s been here. K92.3 has never sounded better," said LARKIN. "I am excited to see even more development and success as he works with STEVIE to make the station even stronger."
"I'm very excited about this new opportunity with K92-3," said SCHUMANN. "The potential for this station is unlimited. The vision and goals are there; it’s just a matter of making those a reality -- and that’s exactly what we’re going to do!"
"HILDI has exemplified the talent and leadership that it takes to lead the station, and we’re thrilled to see her take her career to the next level," said LARKIN.
"98.9 WMMO is the station I would have on if I had a 'real' office job," said BROOKS. "Working with this incredible team has been a gift for the past 11 years; we fit like a glove. To have them entrust me with this iconic ORLANDO radio station is an honor. WMMO listeners are the most passionate of any I've ever known, and it is my mission to thrill them in everything we do!"