Keith Mitchell Adds Corporate Stripes At Cumulus As Dick Stadlen Exits
August 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Classic Hits WGRR/CINCINNATI PD KEITH MITCHELL has picked-up Corporate PD stripes in the wake of the departure of Corporate PD/Classic Hits DICK STADLEN. MITCHELL will oversee a large portion of the companies Classic Hits stations and work directly with SVP/Programming MIKE MCVAY.
MITCHELL said, "After nearly seven years at the controls of WGRR, I’m excited to get the opportunity to branch out and work even more closely with JOHN DICKEY, JAN JEFFRIES, MIKE MCVAY and the CUMULUS programming team on our classic hits stations around the country. It’s been a great opportunity and pleasure to learn and work with DICK STADLEN."
MCVAY commented, "KEITH turned WGRR into what every Classic Hits station can and should be for today. He’s a brilliant programmer who understands how to use entertainment to create day-to-day tune-in. I look forward to working closely with KEITH."
Regarding STADLEN’s departure, MCVAY said, "DICK has been with CUMULUS for more than a decade. He’s been a PD, a Consultant, Regional PD and a Corporate PD. He will be missed. We wish him all the best as he begins the next chapter of his life."
STADLEN said, "It's been a great thirteen year run. I consider it a privilege to have been able to work with so many fine people. I can't thank LEW and JOHN DICKEY enough for their guidance and support. Thanks, too, to JAN JEFFRIES for all of his wisdom. And special thanks to MIKE MCVAY, who has been an outstanding inspiration in his role as SVP/Programming. I can't think of a better person to pick up the reigns than KEITH MITCHELL."
STADLEN plans to take a few weeks to relax before considering his next project. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.