Cumulus/Nashville Hires Charlie Cook As OM
January 2, 2014 at 1:17 PM (PT)
CUMULUS NASHVILLE has hired CHARLIE COOK as new OM for the cluster, which includes Country WKDF, WSM-FM, Sports WGFX, Urban WQQK, and Talk WWTN. In addition to OM duties, COOK will serve as PD for NASHVILLE’s WSM-F and WKDF. He replaces OM DAN BOWEN who has been with the cluster since 2011. MARTY McFLY- who was programming WKDF- will remain with the station and focus efforts on his morning show.
This is a return to CUMULUS for COOK, who was the company's VP/Country Programming from 2006 until 2008, when he exited for VP/Programming at WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION. Other stops in CHARLIE's 35-year radio career include PD at WILSON BROADCASTERS Country KKGO/LOS ANGELES and VP/Programming for WESTWOOD ONE RADIO NETWORK.
"I'm thrilled to welcome CHARLIE back to CUMULUS at such an exciting time for the company," said CUMULUS EVP/ Co-COO JOHN DICKEY. "I am confident his vast radio industry experience will contribute greatly to the success of the growing NASHVILLE market."
"With all of the new and exciting things CUMULUS is launching in conjunction with the NASH brand, I am thrilled to rejoin the company," said CHARLIE. "Being based in NASHVILLE, in the middle of all of this, is an incredible opportunity. CUMULUS has an unbelievable cluster here and I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with the team to reach new heights."
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